There is unfortunately some sad news out of the NFL to report today as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced that owner Malcolm Glazer has died on Wednesday at the age of 85.
Shortly after announcing the news on their twitter account, the team released a statement on the man who not only made his mark as an NFL owner, but also as the owner of the most prestigious club in soccer, Manchester United.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are saddened to announce the passing of Owner/President Malcolm Glazer earlier this morning at the age of 85.
A dynamic business leader, Glazer helped mold the Buccaneers into a model franchise and one respected league-wide. Since being purchased by Glazer in 1995, the Buccaneers franchise has earned seven playoff berths, five playoff wins, and captured its first Super Bowl championship in 2002.
Known among his league peers as a pioneering thinker, Glazer infused his team and employees with the determination and dedication to be the best in the NFL. Glazer’s commitment to building a championship organization has provided the foundation for continued success, on and off the field.
Indeed, Glazer’s presence was felt the most in the NFL during that 2002 season where the Buccaneers, under head coach Jon Gruden and behind one of the best defenses ever assembled, captured the Super Bowl trophy by dismantling the Oakland Raiders.
The team has also announced that there will be a private service held for friends and family, however there will also be a future date set where fans can honor the memory of Mr. Glazer as well.
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@TBBuccaneers) May 28, 2014