Did you see the play where he broke the record?
"I didn't get to see it live. I was in a meeting and stepped out for a moment. I peeked in at a television set in the locker room and saw a
highlight of it during the Bills game."
What were your feelings when you realized Emmitt had broken your father's record?
"I was a little sad. It's strange. I always knew someone would break it, but I felt a little sad when I got the news. I don't really know why. I mean, we know Emmitt and he's a guy I have a pretty good relationship with. I'm glad
for him and happy a guy like Emmitt broke the record. But, in a strange way, I was sad. I guess I was just kinda remembering about the day my Dad broke the record and how I was feeling that day."
Have you talked with Emmitt yesterday or today?
"Not yet. We've playing phone tag. I left him a message last night, just telling him that I knew he was probably getting flooded with calls but that I wanted him to know that I was happy for him and I was glad he was the person who broke the record."
Payton Statement on Emmitt's Record
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