Houston Texans owner Bob McNair was given a clean bill of health after receiving an experimental treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), surgery on the left side of his head and neck and 30 sessions of radiation according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.
“I’ve never been through anything like that, but two days ago, I was given a clean bill of health, so it was worth the pain and suffering,” the 77-year-old McNair, 77 said Wednesday. “I didn’t think I was going to die. I knew some did. I knew there were some rumors. That’s one of the reasons I’m talking about it.”
As NFL.com reports, McNair has “battled skin cancer for the past two decades and was diagnosed with CLL — which grows more slowly than other types of leukemia — six years ago. His treatment began in October, but he had to go through several rounds of radiation and surgery.”
McNair has now set his sights on winning a Super Bowl, something the Texans have been unable to do since arriving in Houston in 2002.
“I don’t want people to think it’s something it’s not,” McNair said. “I’m not ill. I’m healthy. I’m not going anywhere. We’ve got Super Bowls to win.”