Texans release Spartan duo of Keith Mumphrey and Max Bullough
The Houston Texans didn’t take long to release wide receiver Keith Mumphrey. They also got rid of linebacker Max Bullough.
The Texans have responded to the recent report of wide receiver Keith Mumphrey being banned from Michigan State for allegedly sexually assaulting a young woman by releasing him on Friday.
Houston also decided to move on from linebacker Max Bullough.
This was first reported by the Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson Friday afternoon.
The Texans have always been a no-nonsense organization with a history of releasing players following off-the-field troubles. This was no exception.
While neither Mumphrey or Bullough’s off-field issues were the arrest kind as of right now, they were enough to persuade the Texans to take action.
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In a study done by Jay Busbee of Yahoo! Sports, he reported that the Texans have only had one arrest in the last five years. That is the lowest mark across the league.
The clearly Texans run a clean organization.
Mumphrey’s name was all over the news this week for a prior sexual misconduct while at Michigan State. The Texans did not want to wait to find out the truth and looked into it enough to know it was time to release the young pass catcher.
Bullough received a four-game suspension earlier this offseason for the use of performance enhancing drugs. He apologized for the incident on twitter and promised it would not happen again.
Well, the Texans decided they could afford to move on from Bullough, and did so.
Neither release should harm the Texans in anything more than a depth perspective.
Mumphrey was an ill-used fifth wide out in a crowded and talented wide receiver room.
Bullough, though he showed plenty of promise on special teams and a third inside linebacker, was already going to have a tough time seeing action on the field with the selection of Zach Cunningham in the second round of this year’s draft.
Hopefully, both players can get back on their feet and get everything cleared up.