ESPN reported in a meeting earlier this month among NFL owners to discuss whether or not they should mandate players stand during the anthem, Houston Texans’ owner Bob Mcnair allegedly told fellow NFL owners quote “we cant have inmates running the prison.” the backlash was immediate.
McNair released an apology Friday, but that didn’t stop star receiver DeAndre Hopkins from skipping practice that day. Runningback D’onta Forman left practice early on Friday. McNair issued another statement and met with the team
Before Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks, all of the team’s black players kneeled, and at least one white player kneeled. Hopkins later told reporters words are not going to stop him from going out on the field and performing.
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