HOUSTON -- The Houston Texans fired vice president of communications Amy Palcic on Wednesday and sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the team told her she no longer was "a cultural fit."
Palcic was the first woman to have full public relations responsibilities for an NFL team.
On Thursday she called her firing "arguably the most humiliating day of my life" but expressed thanks for the outpouring of support she received on social media after the news broke.
On what was arguably the most humiliating day of my life, people showed up - my friends, colleagues, total strangers. PR can often be a thankless job. We live behind the scenes lifting others up. A great reminder that being a good person matters in the long run.— Amy Palcic (@amypalcic) November 12, 2020
THANK YOU ❤️
Defensive end J.J. Watt was among those to pay tribute to her Wednesday on Twitter, writing that she was "a massive help in my hurricane relief efforts." Over two years, Watt raised more than $41 million to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
First & only woman to be head of PR for an NFL team and winner of the Rozelle Award for best PR Staff in the NFL.— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) November 11, 2020
Massive help in my hurricane relief efforts, community events and much more.
Whoever picks up @amypalcic will be getting one of the absolute best in the business.
In 2019, the Texans brought Jack Easterby in to assess the culture of the organization. Since then, general manager Brian Gaine and head coach and general manager Bill O'Brien have been fired. Easterby is currently in charge of football operations until the team hires a new general manager.
The rest of the communications staff remains intact.