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Roger Goodell honors Larry Felser at Radio City Music Hall

By Tim Graham

FelserDraftBefore the Buffalo Bills made their first draft pick of the second round tonight, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell paid tribute to former Buffalo News reporter and columnist Larry Felser in Radio City Music Hall.

Felser, 80, passed away Wednesday.

"I want to recognize on behalf of the Bills organization and Buffalo fans, Larry Felser, the legendary Buffalo News columnist who passed away this week," Goodell said. "Larry covered the Bills from their beginning, was a great writer and a terrific person. He will be missed."

The accompanying photo of Felser was shown on a large screen while Goodell, a Jamestown native, spoke.

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Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

@ByTimGraham | tgraham@buffnews.com


Mark Gaughan

Mark Gaughan

Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

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Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida. He writes a weekly Fantasy column in addition to his beat writing duties.

@JaySkurski | jskurski@buffnews.com

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