NFL Team President Passes Away At 56

Jamey Rootes, the former Houston Texans team president, died on Sunday at the age of 56.

He had served as president and general manager for Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew.

Then Rootes become Houston's president in 2000

His wife, Melissa Rootes, confirmed his death Monday in a Facebook post.

"Our family is heartbroken to confirm that after a battle with mental health issues, Jamey Rootes passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2022, in Houston, Texas," Melissa Rootes wrote.

"Jamey was best known for his devotion to his family and friends but was also former President of the Houston Texans, retiring in 2021," she added.

The Texans also released a statement on behalf of the McNair family expressing their condolences to Melissa and her two children.

"For two decades, Jamey led our business operations with an unwavering commitment to Houston and the Houston Texans," the statement read. "We are grateful for his steadfast leadership and immeasurable contributions to our team."