HOUSTON – Robert "Bob" McNair, the billionaire founder and owner of Houston Texans has died. He was 81 years old.
Among many NFL owners, McNair fought for carcinogenic leukemia and cellular cell death in Houston in the last few years. The group did not immediately release the cause of death, but died peacefully with Janice and his family along with his wife.
"He was very caring, thoughtful and passionate," coach Bill O & # 39; Brien said. "As far as the winner is concerned, I remember most about Mr. McNair is that he takes care of the players."
When Houston lost Oilers to Tennessee in 1996, McNair made his role to return to the NFL. Founded in Houston NFL Holdings in 1998, and on October 6, 1999, he won 32 NFL franchises. Texans started work in 2002.
"The professional reason went back to Houston Soccer and directed our franchise (honesty, integrity and high-level laser)," said President Jamey Rootes. "Houston was an amazing champion and worked hard to ensure that our city was in the presence of Texans and NFL".
The NFL was a powerful force, a member of the McNair League Financial Committee and the Audit Committee.
In August 2014, the patient was confronted with cancer, and explained many procedures and treatments that he underwent.
"In the past, if you mentioned cancer, people thought it was a death penalty," said McNaire. "That's not the case."
He explained that he had treated skin cancer for about 20 years.
He also stated that he was in charge of the group, but was delegated responsibilities with other members of his staff.
"We're giving shape," said McNair. "I will continue to be the Directorate General and continue to make every effort to complete the winning team, that's all. We have won another fight and now we have to win the soccer victory.
"I will go to all the games and I will continue," said McNair. "I think they will enjoy it more and they will leave it to other institutions. I will lose worry and delight."
He continued to go on a lot of games, and was often seen in practice under the basket of golf, or the staff talked with several staff.
After a difficult year-round construction team, Texans won the first AFC South title and the first 2011 rounds. They also won the eighth title for the best 12-4 franchise. They lost two years in the whole division of the elimination.
McNair at the end of the season Lagers and coach Gary Kubia made their final decision to the end of the season by Texans from 2-14. He was hired by O & # 39; Brien in 2014 and the team improved on 9-7 in the first year, but lost his post-season. Houston set the same record in 2015, but this time AFC South was weak enough to get a post-season for the third time. In that season he had lost 30-0 wild card to Kansas City.
In March of 2016, when McNair was seated next to Brock Osweiler's quarter when he was seated in Houston, and it seemed like a shot of $ 72 million, Osweiler's four-year contract with Denver.
"We want to improve every day," said McNair. "Without a doubt, this is what we get better one day".
It's not exactly. Osweiler fought and his name was included in a long list of quarterbacks, and he was unable to get the title he won. Osweiler regained his 2016 season during the playoff season (his replacement injury). But New England lost three divisions in three parts, and Houston saw enough and Cleveland was sent to him a few months later.
Texans wrote Deshaun Watson in the first lap in 2017, as replaced by Osweiler, but the knee injury lasted for one year at the end of the star's defense J.J. Watt also lost most of the season with a broken leg. Houston won 4-12 in McNair last season.
McNair flared up in 2017, saying "we can not be imprisoned from prison" in a meeting on the players who protest NFL national horsemen on social and racial inequalities. After releasing two public apologies for McNair's announcement, he was called "a very comment."
As a response, almost all Texans kneeled ahead of their match against Seahawks before October 29, 2017 no one had kneeled before.
McNair Tampa was born and graduated from South Carolina in 1958 to a bachelor of science degree. He received an honorary doctorate from the letters of letters in South Carolina in 1999 and in 2010 he was appointed honorary doctor of Baylor College of Medicine for his doctorate degree.
He and Janice went to Houston in 1960 and created his wealth at the Enron energy sales company Cogen Technologies in 1999 for $ 1,500 million.
The couple is committed to the city's charity, and President Robert and Janice McNair Foundation, The Robert and Janice McNair Educational Foundation in Forest City, North Carolina and the Houston Texans Foundation. Through these efforts, McNairs gave over 500 million dollars to scientific, religious, educational and literary organizations.
Additionally, he created the AdvoCare Texas Bowl at the Houston DePelchin Children's Center that provided more than $ 700,000 in funds.
Together with his wife, McNair continues to live with four children, 15 grandchildren and two grandchildren.