Giants owner Ann Mara dies
New York Giants co-owner Ann Mara, the widow of the late Wellington Mara, died Sunday morning due to complications from a head injury suffered in a fall two weeks ago.
She was 85 years old.
"I am sad to say that our mother has passed away," Giants president and CEO John Mara said in a statement. "She has been the leader of our family in every way, and we will miss her dearly."
She slipped in front of her home during an ice storm.
"After a few days, we were hopeful for her recovery, although we knew it would be a long road back," John Mara said. "Unfortunately, there were complications. She loved her family, and all of us were able to spend time wit her in these final days. All 11 of her children and our spouses and numerous grandchildren were with her when she passed away."
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement.
"Mrs. Mara was a tower of strength, dignity and inspiration for her family and all of us in the NFL," Goodell said. "Her family and the Giants organization have always reflected Mrs. Mara's competitive spirit, integrity, and wonderful sense of humor. Our thoughts and prayers are with John Mara and the entire Mara family."
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun