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Casey Johnson's Family

Rallying Around Football

1/9/2010 12:43 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Casey JohnsonCasey Johnson's family is headed to Cincinnati today to gather around patriarch Woody Johnson and root on the New York Jets in their playoff game.

The Jets play the Cincinnati Bengals at 4:30 PM ET. The Johnson family bought the Jets from former owner Leon Hess back in 2000.

Johnson's body, meanwhile, has been released to the family and is being flown back to the east coast where a funeral service will be held in the next few days.

UPDATE -- TMZ has learned Woody Johnson, the whole Johnson family, coaches and team employees are wearing a blue bracelet in Casey's honor to represent the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, which was founded by the Johnson family. Since her passing, a memorial fund was set up in Casey's honor.

FOOTBALL UPDATE: The Jets won. 

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1.

John    

These folks are cold. I wouldn't put it past them to stuff and mount Casey's head in her Dad's Trophy Hunting room

1722 days ago
2.

john J    

It's the Jets not the New York Jets haven't played in NY for over 20+ years

1726 days ago
3.

mylene    

More exclusive pix on Johnson's infamous Xmas Party...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-9-7CqPtUE

1726 days ago
4.

lolokailey    


NO MATTER HOW MUCH MONEY THEY HAVE SOME PEOPLE HAVE NO CLASS!! HOW DARE THIS FAMILY GO TO A FOOTBALL GAME WHEN THEY JUST LOST A DAUGHTER....IGNORANT SWINES

1726 days ago
5.

stonecold    

Hopefully the Jets will be buried before the Johnson daughter...

1726 days ago
6.

Chris    

No wonder she was so messed up. Her family clearly didn't love her at all. Outrageous that they're so insensitive. Those bastards!

1726 days ago
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just another opinion    

jeez why don't they just spit and stomp on her grave while they are at it? This family has an odd way of mourning. no matter how she died (whether her fault or not) she still should be mourned by her family not thrown aside for a football game. if this is how the treat her in death I can now understand why she was so messed up in life :(

1725 days ago
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Stating the Obvious    

THIS is their way of paying homage, or of some sort of sick, twisted, "only in the minds of the stupidly rich" memorial???????!!!!

God help the little adopted daughter in this mess of a family.

Seriously.

1725 days ago
9.

TRACKER    

I know there is always 2 sides to a story,but really.you can,t watch from privacy of home on your big screen ..hmmmm i got to feel extra sad for this young lady now...somethings wrong here...

1725 days ago
10.

j    

Lori, you ignorant $lut. The family owns the team. It is also business. Stay on your couch eating bon-bons and leave their family issues to their family pig. Go bengals.

1725 days ago
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just another opinion    

You have to to wonder if Casey ended up such a mess after being raised by this family then what about her daughter Ava? Are they going to brush her aside in the same manner as her mother just because she's something that once belonged to Casey? How will poor little Ava turn out being raised by these heartless goons? Are they even helping Ava grieve over her mother or do they think they can just give her an icecream cone and some toys to shut the kid up? I hope somebody can get her out of there and give her a real loving and moral home. Just goes to show all the money in the world doesn't make a good parent. I hope someone is looking out for this sweet child before she is ruined by this awful family.

1725 days ago
12.

BUZZBABY    

WHAT SORT OF FAMILY, WOULD PUT A FOOTBALL
GAME, AHEAD OF THEIR DAUGHTER'S DEATH???
SAD..NO WONDER CASEY HAD SO MANY PROBLEMS.
MONEY IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL, AND IT HAS
CLEARLY ROTTED THEIR MINDS....

1725 days ago
13.

TeamKate    

GO BENGALS!!!!!!

1725 days ago
14.

Matt    

Do you people understand that Woody Johnson is the owner of the team?

How many times do we see athletes & coaches play or coach the next game to escape from something tragic. This is an escape for these people to get away from a sad situation for a few hours.

Its not like he's missing the funeral to go to the game. Someone said, "why can't he just watch it on tv?" Whats the difference if he watches it on tv or goes to the actual game? Why does he need to be in the same state as the dead body?

Its not like the family isn't having a funeral or anything for her.

You people need to get over yourselves

1725 days ago
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CERCATROVAFOREVER    

THESE PEOPLE ARE DISGUSTING. GLAD TO SEE THAT CASEY MEANS AS MUCH IN DEATH AS SHE DID IN LIFE. HER FAMILY SHOULD BE ALLOWED NO WHERE NEAR HER CHILD. SHE DESERVES THE SAFETY OF THE ORPHANAGE THAT SHE CAME FROM. CPS SHOULD BE CALLED ON SALE AND AHMAD IMMEDIATELY.

1725 days ago
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