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Former Houston Texans president Jamey Rootes dies

Reports stated Rootes died after a battle together with his psychological well being.

HOUSTON — Former president of the Houston Texans, Jamey Rootes, has died.

Rootes’ spouse, Melissa, shared the information on social media Monday, saying he had been coping with psychological well being points.

Rootes died Sunday in Houston.

“For two decades, Jamey led our business operations with an unwavering commitment to Houston and the Houston Texans,” the team said in a statement. “Our thoughts and heartfelt condolences are with Jamey’s wife, Melissa, and their two children during this extremely difficult time.”

The Rootes household is asking for privateness within the wake of his demise. They stated the main points of a celebration of life will probably be revealed at a later date.

“Jamey was a dedicated Houstonian who loved his city and touched so many lives through his professional, academic, and philanthropic work,” wrote Melissa Rootes on Facebook.

Rootes was the primary president of the Texans and stayed in that function for twenty years. Rootes left the Texans to pursue his pursuits as a author, public speaker, guide and professor on the University of Houston. He additionally served as a visiting professor at Sam Houston State’s Department of Kinesiology. 

In June of 2021, Rootes turned the CEO of the Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash soccer groups, however left that position the next month.

In August of this year, Rootes joined Rice University’s Department of Sports Management to guide the Hutchinson Leadership Initiative in Sports Analytics.

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