Philadelphia, PA – A class act until the end, Eagles defensive leader DeMeco Ryans keyed a long and thankful note into Executive Vice President of Football Operations Howie Roseman’s car after he learned of his release from the team Wednesday afternoon.
The thre paragraph note was crudely scratched into the side of Roseman’s 2015 BMW 320i xDrive, which has an MSRP of $35,000, thanking the organization for the past four seasons.
“He’s a class guy. He plays the game the right way and we were thankful to have him with us for these past four seasons,” A despondent Roseman said as he tried to buff out a sentence with a silk handkerchief.
“Damnit, that’s definitely under the paint,” Roseman muttered to himself.
Here is the note in its entirety:
I’d like to thank the Eagles organization, my coaches, my teammates, and the fans of Philadelphia for allowing me the opportunity to play football since 2012.
I won’t forget my time in this city and how you treated me. You made me feel like one of your own. My only regret during my time here is being unable to bring a Super Bowl trophy to this fine city.
Thank you. I won’t forget my time here, even though I plan to move on in my playing career.
DeMeco “Mufassa” Ryans.
At press time, Ryans mentioned he was disappointed that Roseman didn’t see the “thank you note” he had left for him in the upper tank of his toilet.