Texans owner Bob McNairs inmates running the prison comment he made in a recent meeting with to some NFL owners has stirred a firestorm of opinions and emotions, particularly within his own Texans players.
Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins bolted practice last week and most of the squad — including Jadeveon Clowney — took a knee for the anthem before Sunday’s game against the Seahawks.
Here is video of the majority of Texans players kneeling during the National Anthem. https://t.co/RnrsgaFO1k
Now we find out that Clowney rocked an Orange prison jumpsuit to the Texans’ Halloween party on Monday night, in response to McNair’s controversial comments. According to TMZ, all of the top Texans players were in attendance, including rookie sensation Deshaun Watson, fresh off his 402-yard passing performance on Sunday.
McNair knows he messed up. Old man lost his mind for a second.
The saying everything that is done in the dark will come to light was true in this case and McNair had to offer an apology to his outraged players.
The Houston Texans owners apologized for a remark players found offensive. Some on his team rejected the apology. https://t.co/cC4deBDv6M
Fortunately for the fans, especially those who want players to ignore whats going on in America and just play football, the players took the field after kneeling on Sunday, but its clear that theres still some lingering animosity, uneasiness and most of all a severe lack of trust on the player’s part. At least they are able to make light of it and express their contempt in a light-hearted way on Halloween.
Its been a rough season for the players and the owners so far, hopefully the McNair situation is the final league embarrassment that gives non people of color proper insight into to why Kaepernick kneeled in the first place and certain players continue to kneel despite pressures to abandon the movement.