Reaction was swift from around the NFL and beyond following the death of Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney on Thursday.
From a myriad of team owners and others, all mourned the loss of one of the most respected and powerful league owners who took over operation of the Steelers in the 1960s from his father, Art.
"Dan Rooney was a great friend of mine, but more importantly, he was a great friend to the people of Pittsburgh, a model citizen, and someone who represented the United States with dignity and grace on the world stage." — former President Barack Obama.
"Dan was my mentor, role model, indispensable supporter and great...