Houston Texans deny report that they are avoiding players who protest anthem

Houston Texans deny report that they are avoiding players who protest anthem

McNair's comment, reportedly made at an October NFL owners' meeting at which he was among those advocating for a new league mandate that players stand during the anthem, was said to have "stunned some in the room".

In exchanges about players who protested during the national anthem, he said: "we cant have the inmates running the prison". Later that day, Texans star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins failed to show up for practice in response to McNair's remark, sparking a divide between the owner and his players.

There is no directive within the organization, but it is considered to be understood that as desperate as the Texans are to bring in talent, the pool of potential signees and draftees will not include anyone who has participated in protests or are likely to.

However, the Houston Texans have rebuffed the Chronicle's report, calling it "categorically false and without merit". "I'm 100 percent with these players".

The NFL Players Association said in a statement: "Our union is proud of all of our players whenever they express themselves for a bigger goal".

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". During this past season, we received assurances from both commissioner Roger Goodell, and the chairman of the management council, John Mara, that the right of players to demonstrate would be protected".

The Texans do not have a first round pick or a second round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Columnist Jerome Solomon, who authored The Chronicle's story, also wrote that Texans owner Bob McNair has been "racially tone deaf often enough" that it has fostered a belief that race plays a role in how the organization operates.

He basically drew a line in the sand of what he thought about the players protesting against police brutality and racism.

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