Wade Phillips is an interesting Twitter follow for those who use the social-media website.
Wednesday night, for example, the former Buffalo Bills' head coach and current defensive coordinator of the Los Angeles Rams tweeted out his "disappointment" that his former team sold a gift he gave to late founding owner Ralph Wilson Jr.
I am disappointed the Bills sold my personal gift and tribute to Ralph Wilson. pic.twitter.com/DAaE9ghN8L
— Wade Phillips (@sonofbum) March 22, 2017
Coincidence or not, the very next day, the Bills' official website posted an article on the sale of the statue, which was available on the NFL's official auction website (side note: take a look at some of the items available on this site – a football autographed by Doug Marrone is on the Bills' page for $1!).
The statue was purchased by Ed Brandt, a long-time season-ticket holder originally from Eden who currently lives in Philadelphia.
From the article on the Bills' site: "The life-like buffalo emerged in 2000 as part of the Herd about Buffalo project. The unique creation was one of a limited number of buffaloes that were painted by local artists and showcased around the city. This particular member of the herd was purchased by former Bills coach Wade Phillips as a gift for the franchise. For years the statue was displayed at New Era Field for fans to admire."
Perhaps this will cheer Phillips up: Proceeds from the sale went to the Buffalo Bills Foundation, the team's charity.