ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Current and former Broncos players -- as well as those from around the NFL -- took to Twitter and social media on Wednesday morning as word came that owner Pat Bowlen was relinquishing control of the organization as he battles Alzheimer's disease.
A sampling of the reaction:
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FOR 5 YEARS OF MY LIFE FROM 2009-2013 I HAD THE HONOR OF PLAYING FOR MR. PAT BOWLEN.. A MAN THAT OPERATED WITH CLASS, GRACE, PRIDE AND HUMILITY WITH EVERY BREATHE HE TOOK.. I AM BEYOND PROUD TO SAY THAT I WAS ONCE A MEMBER OF @denverbroncos TEAM AND WILL FOREVER BE BRONCO AT HEART, FOR HE AND THE ORGANIZATION ALLOWED ME TO START LIVING MY DREAM AS A NFL PLAYER!!! BUT BEYOND THAT MR. BOWLEN CREATED A LOVING AND FUN ENVIRONMENT FOR EVERY PERSON IN THE BUILDING.. WELCOMED MY WIFE AND EVERY PERSON IN MY FAMILY.. MR. BOWLEN YOU, YOUR SWEET WIFE, YOUR BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN AND THE ENTIRE BOWLEN FAMILY WILL HAVE THE PRAYERS AND BEST WISHES OF EVERY PERSON OF THE AYERS FAMILY.. GOD BLESS 🙏🙏🙏