Former Texans president Jamey Rootes dead at 56

JAMEY Rootes, former president of the Houston Texans, has died at 56 after a "battle with mental health issues," his wife confirmed.

Rootes was President of the NFL team for more than two decades before retiring in 2021, and has been a fixture in the Houston community for many years.

His wife, Melissa Wildgen Rootes, confirmed the sad news in a Facebook post on Monday night.

"Our family is heartbroken to confirm that after a battle with mental health issues, Jamey Rootes passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2022," the post begins.

"Jamey was a dedicated Houstonian who loved his city and touched so many lives through his professional, academic, and philanthropic work."

The family is requesting privacy at this time and noted that a celebration of life will be held in the future.

“His knowledge of the sport industry and his vast network of contacts will be invaluable for Rice," said the university's Clark Haptonstall.

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