Saturday morning NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell released the following statement on the passing of John Clayton:
“John Clayton, one of the first “Insiders,” helped bring fans closer to the game they loved. For five decades, he covered the league with endless energy and professionalism. He earned my tremendous respect and admiration as a journalist but more importantly as a wonderful person, particularly as it relates to the love, care, and devotion to his wife Pat. We will miss John and send our deepest condolences to Pat and his sister Amy.”
Clayton who was 69, was an NFL reporter known as “The Professor” because of his encyclopedic knowledge of the game, he died Friday.