On Now
Coming Up
  • Sun., Aug. 02, 2015 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Making of the Houston Texans Cheerleaders: Making the Calendar

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) to get the behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the 2015-2016 Houston Texans Cheerleaders Swimsuit Calendar from El Conquistador Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

  • Fri., Aug. 07, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CDT Tax Free Weekend at the Go Texan Store

    TAX FREE WEEKEND AT THE GO TEXAN STORE AUGUST 7-8

    Now’s the perfect time to gear up for the season with tax free weekend at the Go Texan Store August 7-8.

    Whether you want new t-shirts, fresh hats for training camp, or even a customized jersey, the store has it all!

  • Sat., Aug. 08, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CDT Tax Free Weekend at the Go Texan Store

    TAX FREE WEEKEND AT THE GO TEXAN STORE AUGUST 7-8

    Now’s the perfect time to gear up for the season with tax free weekend at the Go Texan Store August 7-8.

    Whether you want new t-shirts, fresh hats for training camp, or even a customized jersey, the store has it all!

  • Sat., Aug. 08, 2015 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Cheerleaders Calendar Reveal Party

    Stop by the Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium on Saturday, August 8 from 11AM - 1 PM to be the first to see the new 2015-2016 Houston Texans Cheerleaders Swimsuit Calendar.

    You'll have an opportunity to purchase the calendar for only $10, get a behind the scenes look at the Cheerleader locker room, mini makeovers and a 10% discount* at the Go Texan Store.

    http://www.houstontexans.com/cheerleaders/swimsuit-calendar/2015-16-calendar.html

    *exclusions apply

  • Sat., Aug. 08, 2015 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Texans 360

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 11 PM for this Texans show that covers all the happenings each week of the team throughout the offseason from community events, offseason training and various team functions with Cheerleaders and players.

  • Sun., Aug. 09, 2015 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Texans All Access: Training Camp

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 11 PM to watch all the position battles and exclusive coverage from Houston Texans Training Camp as they prepare for the start of the 2015 season.

  • Sat., Aug. 15, 2015 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Extra Points

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 6:30 PM for this weekly in-season Houston Texans show that previews the upcoming Texans game in-depth with special guests and is hosted by Drew Dougherty from Texans TV.

  • Sat., Aug. 15, 2015 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Texans 360

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 11 PM for this Texans show that covers all the happenings each week of the team throughout the offseason from community events, offseason training and various team functions with Cheerleaders and players.

  • Sun., Aug. 16, 2015 10:35 PM - 11:05 PM CDT Houston Texans Inside the Game

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Sunday at 10:35 PM for this in-season show that recaps each Houston Texans game in-depth with coverage and analysis from Greg Bailey and Spencer Tillman.

  • Sat., Aug. 22, 2015 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Extra Points

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 6:30 PM for this weekly in-season Houston Texans show that previews the upcoming Texans game in-depth with special guests and is hosted by Drew Dougherty from Texans TV.

News

Print
RSS

Bob McNair receives clean bill of health

Posted Aug 7, 2014

Texans chairman, owner and CEO Bob McNair talked about his treatment from CLL in a press conference on Thursday.

"As I've told some people I think I've just out-lived my skin."

Texans chairman, owner and CEO Bob McNair uttered that very phrase during the opening remarks of his press conference on Thursday at NRG Stadium, a somewhat light hearted moment in what has been a difficult 10 months for the beloved Houston figure.

As first reported by the Houston Chronicle's John McClain, McNair has been in a fight for his life, undergoing experimential treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).

According to the Mayo Clinic's website, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow - the spongy tissue inside bones where blood cells are made. The Mayo Clinic also explains that the term "chronic" comes from the fact that it typically progresses more slowly than other types of leukemia.

McNair went into deep detail during the press conference, talking at length about his treatment process and his battle with skin cancer.

"My skin has been abused by the sun for an extended period of time," McNair shared. "As a result of that, over the last 20 years probably, I've had a regular procedure of going to the dermatologist."

McNair continued. "Last fall, I had an occurrence, it was just like a small pimple behind my left ear on the side of my head. I went in and my dermatologist looked at it and recognized that instead of being a non-cancerous growth was perhaps a squamous cell skin cancer. I went in and had surgery on that," McNair recalled.

The Texans owner went on to describe that the cancer then returned in a more aggressive state.

During the process, McNair kept the issue private, both to avoid speculation and 'not be a distraction for the team' as he put it. The chairman finally told the team of his situation this past June during OTAs.

McNair had a CT (computerized tomography) scan in April and this past Monday was given a clean bill of health. "At this point in time, its history," McNair stated.

The Texans owner encouraged others to limit sun exposure when possible, explaining the importance of wearing sunscreen and hats while in the sun. McNair also noted that during his recovery, his son and Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer Cal McNair took a bigger role in the team's operations.

This is not the first bout the organization has had with cancer in the past year, as Texans tackle David Quessenberry was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma in June. McNair talked about meeting with Quessenberry and offering encouragement to the young player. "I assured him he was in the best hands he could possibly be," he commented. 

Several Texans players expressed their support for McNair on Thursday, including longtime wide receiver Andre Johnson.

"I had seen him—the first time I’d seen him this off-season I was just surprised at the way he looked and stuff like that," Johnson said. "But to hear that is awesome and it’s great to hear and I just love to hear he’s doing well.”

McNair remains upbeat and reiterated his stance to be a big part of the Texans organization going forward.

"I plan on winning some Super Bowls...that's what we are here for."

Content on HoustonTexans.com does not necessarily represent the views of the Houston Texans front office staff, coaches or executives.

Trending Now

Recent News