Statements from NFL, U.S. officials on Tillman

Updated: April 23, 2004, 11:59 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Former Cardinals coach Dave McGinnis "This is a painful day for the Tillman family and my condolences go out to them. I have known Pat since 1998 and I don't know if I have ever met a more dedicated person in my lifetime. He represented all that was good in sports, bringing passion, honor, integrity and dignity to the game.

"Pat knew his purpose in life. He proudly walked away from a career in football to a greater calling, which was to protect and defend our country. Pat represents those ...

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