Earlier today, Mike McCarthy’s season ending press conference was cancelled and the Green Bay Packers public relations staff said it was a personal matter involving the coaching staff.
It turns out, the personal matter was for McCarthy himself. He had just received news that his younger brother, Joe McCarthy III, had died while playing racquetball at a local gym.
Joe McCarthy was taken by ambulance to a local hospital in McCandless, Pennsylvania, where he was pronounced dead.
Mike McCarthy flew immediately to Pittsburgh to be with his family.
Joe McCarthy ran his own law firm in the Pittsburgh area. He attended Penn State and Duquesne School of Law.