For the third time this year, one of the NFL's owners has died.
Malcolm Glazer, who bought the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1995 and turned the perennial loser into Super Bowl champions seven years later, died on Wednesday morning the team announced. He was 85. Lions owner William Clay Ford died on March 9. Bills owner Ralph Wilson died on March 25. And last Oct. 21, longtime Titans owner Bud Adams died.
Glazer also bought the famous Manchester United soccer team in 2005. Manchester United won five Premier League titles under his ownership. Around the world, Glazer is far better known for his ownership of the soccer club than the NFL franchise.
The Buccaneers will remain in the family. The team said Linda Glazer, Malcolm's wife, and their five sons and daughter will continue to own and operate the team. His sons Bryan, Joel and Edward are all listed as co-chairmen of the Buccaneers and have been very involved in operating the team over the years.
"Mr. Glazer’s long established estate succession plan has assured the Buccaneers will remain with the Glazer family for generations to come," the Buccaneers' release said.
Remembering Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Malcolm Glazer
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