NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement that “we will forever be indebted to him for all he did to make football and the NFL what it is today.” Hall of Fame president Jim Porter said Madden “was dearly loved by millions of football fans worldwide.” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said “there is no one who lived a more beautiful football life than John Madden.”
Here are other reactions to Madden’s death from players, coaches and other personalities, both past and present:
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has made history. The Jamaican sprinter ran a world-leading 10.62 seconds in the women’s 100-meter final at the Monaco Diamond League on Wednesday. In doing so, Fraser-Pryce became the first woman to run a time under 10.7 seconds six times within one season.
American Olympic legend Florence Griffith-Joyner currently possesses the women’s 100-meter world record of 10.49 seconds, which was set back in 1988. Griffith-Joyner leads Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah and Fraser-Pryce on the all-time record list for the fastest time. While the world record is the best result ever achieved in the event, a world-leading time is the best time achieved in the current season, which Fraser-Pryce now holds.
Fraser-Pryce ended up winning Wednesday’s race by a full meter. Teammate Shericka Jackson also set a personal record of 10.71 seconds as she attempted to make history along Fraser-Pryce. Ivory Coast’s Marie-Josée Ta Lou earned third place with a time of 10.72 seconds.
“It’s remarkable. It is very hard to keep the speed on this high level. I’m in my late thirties and I think I feel like I have more to give,” Fraser-Pryce said after the race, according to CNN.
It’s been an impressive career for Fraser-Pryce, who was forced to step away from the sport for two years. She had to have an emergency C-section when her son, Zyon, was born in 2017.
In July, Fraser-Pryce earned her record fifth 100-meter title when she was victorious at the World Championships.