With the news of the passing of Myra Kraft, athletes -- some Patriots, some not -- took to Twitter and other outlets to give their condolences to the Kraft family.
Coach Bill Belichick: On behalf of the entire Patriots football operation, we mourn the passing of Myra Kraft. As much support as her quiet but unmistakable presence provided us in the competitive arena and as much as I personally will miss her warm embraces before and after each game, Myra shined brightest in a much broader arena. In the humanitarian arena, her generosity through philanthropy was admired and appreciated by all. She made a permanent impression on hundreds of coaches, players, staff and our families as a model of grace, strength and giving. Myras vision and example will impact and remain very much with our team forever.
Matt Light: "She wasn't someone that we saw like Robert and Johnathan and the rest of the family. but her impact was felt in many other ways. And just the things that she did in that community and what that did for the guys on the team. It really drove me to do a lot and to give back, to find my little niche, and to be a part of that community. And I'll tell you she's an incredible person, she really was."
Jerod Mayo to Boston Globe: "I am extremely saddened with the passing of Myra Kraft. Shehas been a mainstay in the community and the Patriots family. Her giving spirit along with her countless random acts of kindness and philanthropy will continue to be a legacy to be remembered."
Vince Wilfork: "(expletive) lockout I don't even know how to get in touch with Mr. Kraft to offer my support and condolences a wonderful life lost that I probably would have had the chance to see again if it wasn't for the problems!! Luv ya Myra "momma". Sorry guys had to vent myra was a wonderful woman who my wife and I loved dearly somuchmorethanfootball"
Kevin Faulk to Boston Globe: "Myra Kraft meant a whole lot to me and my family with her influence and her generosity. ... She did so much for the state of Massachusetts as well as the Patriots."
Leigh Bodden: "Praying for & wishing the Kraft Family the best through this tough time."
Darius Butler: "My condolences and prayers go out to the Kraft family during this tough time."
Brett Lockett: "All my prayers and blessings go out to Robert Kraft and the Kraft family. We are suffering a major loss in the Patriot family."
Devin McCourty: "Please give your thoughts and prayers to Mr. Kraft and his family on the passing of Mrs. Kraft."
Zoltan Mesko: "Behind every great man, there stands a great woman My thoughts and prayers go out to the Kraft family. Rest in Peace Myra H. Kraft."
BenJarvus Green-Ellis: "I would like to extend my prayers and sincere condolences to the Kraft family during this difficult time. Please keep them In your prayers."
Julien Edelman: "My Prayers go out to the Kraft family."
Heath Evans: "We have lost 1 of the greatest women I know & hands down the finest in all of sports wthe passing of Mrs. Myra Kraft"
Dane Fletcher: "RIP Myra Kraft Thoughts & prayers go out to Mr. Kraft and the Kraft family, she was a very unique & special person!"
Taylor Price: "Prayers and condolences go out to Myra Kraft and the Kraft family."
Lawyer Milloy: "Myra Kraft has passed away. With my Brisk depature from Boston, she is the one person that I regret not saying goodbye too. As a young playerman she was a gr8 example of how a woman stands beside, not behind, a man of power! I never got a chance to say thanks 4 that lasting impression. R.I.P. You will be missed."
Taylor Twellman (Revolution): "Today is a very sad day. Myra Kraft in '02 when I came to Boston opened her arms to me and made me feel like her son. morethansports. And will forever remember what MyraRobert meant to me and my parents when I signed @NERevolution. My 2nd set of parents were n Boston!"
Chad Ochocinco: "@lindacohn I've never been part of the Patriot organization but my condolences to the team and the Kraft family.May Mrs. Myra Kraft r.i.p"
Braylon Edwards: "RIP Mrs. Kraft, my prayers and condolences go out to the entire Kraft family."
Dante Stallworth: "@mortreport oh no!! That's terrible news... Great family, great ownership that really cares about EVERY player! My condolences to the Krafts."