Texans GM Rick Smith taking leave from team to help wife undergoing treatment

EMBED </>More Videos

Texans GM Rick Smith taking leave from team to help wife undergoing breast cancer treatment.

Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith is taking a leave from the team.

Smith is taking a leave, effective immediately, to help his wife during her battle with breast cancer.

"Effective immediately, I have chosen to take an extended leave of absence to focus my attention and intention on my wife's complete recovery from her recent diagnosis of breast cancer," Smith said in a statement.

Full statement:
"Effective immediately, I have chosen to take an extended leave of absence to focus my attention and intention on my wife's complete recovery from her recent diagnosis of breast cancer. We are faithful and trust in God's promise of healing and Wholeness. I am eternally grateful to the McNair family for their unwavering support during this trying time. This was an extremely difficult decision for me to make as I love this organization and every member of this team both on and off the field. I remain committed to our quest to bring a championship to the city of Houston, yet my family needs me now and they are my priority."


Report a typo to the ABC13 staff
Related Topics:
sportsHouston Texans
(Copyright ©2018 KTRK-TV. All Rights Reserved.)