Found August 21, 2013 on Next Impulse Sports:
Athletes across the world should take note of the way Rian Lindell thanked the Buffalo Bills fans for their support throughout his 10 -year career with the Bills.  By no means is this ground-breaking, but the sentiment is as good as it gets and well worth the read. Lindell was released by the Bills earlier this week and inked a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday.  Instead of harboring ill-wishes to the fans or Bills organization he penned an open letter which expresses his thankfulness for his time with the Bills. Bills Nation, Thank you, Bills fans, for all the support I’ve received over the years and over the last few days. I always tried to remember the people I represented every time I put the Bills uniform on.  Over the years, I’ve truly enjoyed hearing the many stories Bills fans had to share from Sundays at the Ralph. I’ll never forget the feeling of driving into the parking lot on game day and seeing the excitement of fans young or old, warm or cold, go...

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