The Texans Considered Staging A Walkout Over Owner Bob McNair's 'Prison' Comments

29 October, 2017, 01:24 | Author: Felix Jensen
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He was almost followed by many other Texans players.

O'Brien said he expects Hopkins to be on the team plane to fly to Seattle on Saturday and that the wide receiver will play Sunday against the Seahawks.

After Houston Texans owner Bob McNair openly voiced his opinion against players kneeling on Thursday, saying "we can't have the inmates running the prison", this issue reached the ears of an infuriated Draymond Green Friday morning, who responded via Instagram.

Draymond Green wasn't the only pro athlete upset about Bob McNair's insensitive comments about NFL players silently protesting during the national anthem. Vincent apparently got into a heated arguement with McNair over the statement, and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones jumped in to defend McNair. [Bob] McNair, a multimillion-dollar Trump campaign contributor, spoke next, echoing numerous same business concerns.

McNair later apologized to Vincent, ESPN said.

Texans offensive tackle Duane Brown told the Houston Chronicle that players considered a walkout Friday in response to the owner's remark.

Rookie cornerback Treston Decoud said he doesn't think McNair's comment is unpopular among team owners.

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Hopkins did not show up for practice on Friday. "He took a personal day today".

As NCRM reported, in 2015 McNair donated $10,000 to the Campaign for Houston, a viciously anti-LGBT organization that worked to block Houston's nondiscrimination ordinance from becoming law. The stories further state that numerous other players almost walked out, but were persuaded to stay.

McNair has remained a supporter of SC academics and athletics.

Following President Donald Trump's condemnation of players who don't stand for the national anthem, Colin Kaepernick's protest against police brutality surged back into the spotlight.

Sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter that Hopkins' absence from practice was directly related to McNair's comment.

"The inmates can't run the prison, the asylum, the football team", Gottlieb said. "We can't let you speak for yourself'". "We can't let you have your own beliefs.' That's what it feels like". That's what it feels like.

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