Texans may not be able to host NFL Draft because of “Bathroom Bill”
The NFL may not want the Houston Texans to host a future NFL Draft.
The city of Houston and the Houston Texans have already indicated that they would love to host a future NFL Draft.
It looks like that may not be able to happen because of a bill that could end up getting passed by the Texas state government.
brings up an interesting point. There’s currently a “Bathroom Bill” that if passed through the Texas legislature, could keep the city of Houston from hosting the NFL Draft in the future.
From Texans Wire:
"The so-called “Bathroom Bill”, which would require people in Texas to use public restrooms that correspond with the gender on their birth certificates, creates a potential issue with the NFL. The league tries to avoid any sort of political controversy or perceived discrimination whenever possible."
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NFL vice president of communications Brian McCarthy admitted that the bill would factor into whether Houston is able to host a future draft.
"“If a proposal that is discriminatory or inconsistent with our values were to become law there, that would certainly be a factor considered when thinking about awarding future events.”"
I’m sure the NFL isn’t the only company that would be turned off from doing business in the state of Texas if this bill is passed.
The Texas state government would only be hurting themselves financially if they pass the so-called “Bathroom Bill,” since it would keep out big events like the draft and possibly the Super Bowl. Those are huge events that bring in a nice chunk of money.