This morning a bombshell was revealed when comments from Houston Texans’ owner, Bob McNair, were made public.
Speaking with fellow owners Jerry Jones and Daniel Snyder about dealing with the players kneeling, McNair stated “We can’t have the inmates running the prison.”
After the media got a hold of his statement, McNair went into PR crisis mode, issuing a formal statement on his comments.
Here is the Texans’ statement by Bob McNair after the reports of him saying “We can’t have the inmates running the prison” about NFL players
But this is not sitting well with his team, as players have reportedly wanted to walk out while DeAndre Hopkins went absent from practice.
Texans players wanted to walkout today in response to owner Bob McNair’s comments, per @sarahbarshop. Had to be persuaded to stay.
Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins’ absence from practice today was related to Bob McNair’s comments, per source.
More of what’s going on in Houston that will reverbate around the league, per @AaronWilson_NFL.
This won’t be the last of the anger to come from the team, city, league and fans. We’ll continue to keep you updated.