Houston Texans: NO To Disrespectful Kneelers
A new report suggests that kneelers won’t be Texans.
With just over a week away from free agent season in the NFL, two agents leaked to local Houston media that Bob McNair’s team are not interested in hearing about any players with a history of participating in the disastrous kneeling protests that crashed ratings and angered fans last season.
The local Houston Chronicle reported an “understanding” that the team will not want to sign on any free agents with the potential to bring a rotten attitude with them. There is no known official directive to avoid adding players who had protested, so of course the Texans had to pretend like they’re totally on board with signing up troublemakers.
Response from the Houston Texans
After the report was released in media, the team put out a quick statement denying it:
“A recent report that suggests the Houston Texans would not sign a player who has protested in support of social justice issues is categorically false and without merit. The Texans ownership, coaching, personnel and executive staff sign and hire employees based on talent, character and fit within our organization.”
Yeah, I’d say the same thing too.
Funny thing, that “fit within our organization.” I’d argue that kneeling during the National Anthem would make any prospective player unfit to share the field with the rest of my boys.
Team Owner Bob McNair: “Inmates Running The Prison”
In October 2017 during a conference between NFL team owners and executives, McNair said of the players making the demands:
“We can’t have inmates running the prison.”
One retried player in particular at the meeting, Troy Vincent, took offence and started arguing with both McNair and Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys. Reports state that McNair and Jones were leading the charge on being upset at the controversy started up by Colin Kaepernick the previous year.
Again, McNair was forced to apologize. But considering he’s a big Trump donor (donating $1 million to Donald’s inaugural committee), I don’t think he really cares who he offends but knows he has to sign off on the apology anyway.
Statement from Texans Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert C. McNair: pic.twitter.com/EXdwKZ4y4x
— Texans PR (@TexansPR) October 27, 2017
The Texans were acting like civilized, respectful Americans until McNair’s prison comment. The first game after the comments were made public saw most of the team kneeling in protest. While we don’t have any leaked reports or “allegedly this” or “apparently that,” I’d bet that someone gave the team one heck of a grilling afterwards.
Texans Player Stay Loyal
Even with others pushing the players to protest against McNair for his comments, it looks like nobody on the team was too insulted. Gee, it really does sound like McNair has the team under control and always has a different story for the press.
Texans players wanted to walkout today in response to owner Bob McNair’s comments, per @sarahbarshop. Had to be persuaded to stay.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 27, 2017
Ravens Warned Against Signing Kaerpernick
The whole kneeling nonsense is thanks to Colin Kaepernick, who has had trouble finding a new home. Can’t blame any of the executives. You don’t want a trouble maker on your team. Even the best player isn’t worth it if he’s starting fires. When the Ravens were looking for another quarterback last season, a new report suggests that a military figure warned head coach John Harbaugh against bringing the fella on. Instead, the team picked up Thad Lewis.
Previously, Ray Lewis had said that they decided against signing Kaerpernick because his girlfriend, a radio DJ from California, posted a racist image on Twitter suggesting that Lewis was acting like a loyal slave to the white Harbaugh.
Yeah, Yeah, So How’s Watt Doing?
Last week Texans defensive end JJ Watt was honored in Monaco with the 2018 Laureus Sporting Inspiration Award to praise his humanitarian efforts when Hurricane Harvey swept through Texas last autumn. Watt raised $37 million in under three weeks to support the flood victims around the Houston area. The honor comes after he was granted the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award by the NFL last month.
A few days ago he found that someone had badly forged his signature for a football being auctioned off for a children’s charity so he offered to sign a whole new ball.
Man, whoever faked my signature on that ball didn’t even know how to spell my name!
DM me an address and I’ll send you a proper signed ball to auction off. We can’t have people doing charity like that. https://t.co/Rcv7RfS8je
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) March 1, 2018
What a guy. Don’t spoil the team by hiring on a bad apple.
Sources: Houston Chronicle, Fox News, Official Houston Texans,TMZ