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The NFL Reacts To Owner Bob McNair’s Death

Here’s what Roger Goodell, Andre Johnson, and others have to say.

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Last night Bob McNair died at the age of 81. Nothing official was released regarding why he died, but the assumption is that it was cancer, and specifically skin cancer since he had been dealing with it on and off for the last twenty years. The other assumption is that the team will pass hands to his son Cal McNair, who is currently the team’s Chief Operating Officer. Some will remember him for his philanthropic endeavors, others will remember him for his comments regarding “inmates running the asylum”, and everyone will remember him for bringing football back to Houston. Here’s what the rest of the NFL had to say about his death.

Roger Goodell:

John McClain:

Andre Johnson:

Chester Pitts:

J.J. Watt:

Tyrann Mathieu:

The Texans will also be wearing RCM decals on their helmets in memory of the Texans’ former owner on Monday Night when the play the Tennessee Titans.