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Texans’ Cal McNair, Greg Grissom on the late Jamey Rootes: ‘We’re really heartbroken’



Texans chairman and CEO Cal McNair, with his wife, Hannah McNair, standing next to him Tuesday morning, offered his remembrances and provided condolences to the family of former team president Jamey Rootes.

Rootes died Sunday, his wife, Melissa Rootes, announced on Facebook, citing a battle with mental health issues.

Rootes was the first team president of the Texans and a former CEO of the Dynamo and the Dash.

He was 56 years old.

“It’s a sad day for us here at the Texans,” Cal McNair said. “We’re really heartbroken with the loss of our friend Jamey Rootes, a 20-year-old friendship. Jamey led the Houston Texans business department at a very high level for two decades. He was also really involved in Houston and giving back. One of his favorites was the United Way. So, he will be missed by his Texans family. He will be missed by the Houston community. Our sincere condolences go to his family, his wife, Melissa, his kids as we all work through a difficult time.”

Rootes had recently been named to Rice University’s sports management department working with a new sports analytics program.

He worked on faculties with the kinesiology departments at the University of Houston and Sam Houston State.

Rootes was one of the late Bob McNair’s first hires.

Rootes was one of the late Bob McNair’s first hires.


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