Longtime Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney has passed away at the age of 84. The team confirmed that Rooney who was one of the most respected individuals and a steadfast supporter of the team died today.
“We do things the way we do them,” Rooney said in a 2009 interview. “We do what we think is right. Certainly, we do what we think is fair. Even if it is harder, we do it, whether it’s more difficult or not.”
“Few men have contributed as much to the National Football League as Dan Rooney,” commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. “A member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he was one of the finest men in the history of our game and it was a privilege to work alongside him for so many years.”