NFL Players React to News of Osama bin Laden's Death

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Because the first thing you wanted to know when you heard the news was what NFL players were thinking ... right???

OK, so I acknowledge there are bigger and better things to talk about today.

But, no matter what your political views are, this is a good day for America. It's a good day for our country's collective soul.

The news that the most wanted terrorist on the planet had been killed, via an American operation with boots on the ground, spread like wild-fire on twitter late last night.

A ten-year mission had been completed.

And everyone from the ignorant to the eloquent had an opinion.

Whether it was the instant conspiracy theorists, those pedaling a political agenda, or those simply looking to express their gratitude, everyone had something to say.

Lets face it, this kind of news invokes a lot of emotions.

Among those, were players throughout the National Football League.

The news certainly puts things into great perspective for us all. While we don't forget those who died on September 11th, the killing of bin Laden is justice; it is a physiological victory; and it is a tiny bit of closure.

While the specific opinions of NFL players may be of little to no relevance to you on such a day - and believe me, I feel the same way - why not celebrate and embrace those things that we love about our country?

After all, what's more American than gridiron football?

Rod Wilson, Chicago Bears: "What kills me is when something good or historical happens, you still have something negative to say."

Chris Harris, Chicago Bears: "Big shout-out to the troops; the men and women who put countless hours, days and years into this mission. God Bless you, and to all the fallen troops, RIP." 

Devin Hester, Chicago Bears: "Is it me or is it really hard to believe Osama bin Laden is dead?"

Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints: "So they have bin Laden's body. Never thought we'd see the day. Figured he'd be like Hitler and commit suicide or just disappear. "

Antonio Pierce, formerly of the New York Giants: "Great day America ... long overdue ... President Obama, job well done."

Nick Hardwick, San Diego Chargers: "So, would now be an appropriate time to go streaking across the White House lawn?"

Ryan Mathews, San Diego Chargers: "Just wanna say thanks to the men and women serving our country."

Derrick Mason, Baltimore Ravens: "Thank you former President Bush for starting the pursuit, and thank you president Obama for finishing the job. Let's leave it at that people!"

And perhaps the most eloquent of all...

Chris Ogbonnaya, Houston Texans: "Thank you to all of our troops. All gave some, some gave all, and some are still giving."

God bless America and God bless our troops! ~ Chicago Bears Huddle

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