The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced the passing of owner Malcolm Glazer Wednesday. He was 85.
Glazer, who had a pair of strokes in 2006, was in poor health in recent years. The strokes left him with impaired speech and limited mobility in his right arm and leg. His sons Joel, Bryan and Ed had taken over day-to-day operations of the Buccaneers.
Glazer, who also owned the Manchester United, bought the Buccaneers in 1995 for a then-NFL record $192 million. In 2002, the franchise won its only Super Bowl. As the owner of Manchester United, which he bought for $14.7 billion in 2005, Glazer oversaw five Premier League titles and a Champions League title in 2008.
“Malcolm Glazer was the guiding force behind the building of a Super Bowl-champion organization. His dedication to the community was evident in all he did, including his leadership in bringing Super Bowls to Tampa Bay,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement.