Texans’ players wanted to walk out after Bob McNair comments

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Houston Texans’ owner Bob McNair has a big problem to deal with after his racist comments. He’s going to have to try and win back his team after they were ready to walk out on him.

Houston Texans’ owner Bob McNair and his franchise are feeling the affects of his recent racist comments when he referred to NFL players as “inmates.”

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Friday that players on the Texans were ready to walk out with Hopkins and not practice in preparation for this Sunday’s game between the Texans and Seattle Seahawks.

One player that decided to skip practice was star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.

Texans’ head coach Bill O’Brien was asked whether or not Hopkins’ absence from practice was related to McNair’s comments, but he wouldn’t say.

Schefter then reported that Hopkins’ absence was because of McNair.

I’m not sure how the players on the Texans can trust McNair now. How can they play for an owner that would say something so racist?

After practice, many players let it be known how upset they are with McNair’s comments.

I wouldn’t be surprised if some players on the Texans protest during the anthem this Sunday. So far, they’ve refrained from doing so out of respect for the organization and McNair. But now it’s safe to say that that respect is gone.

It’s a shame that something like this had to come out. The last thing the Texans’ needed was a distraction as they prepare to play a tough game in Seattle. But everything happens for a reason and people like McNair need to be exposed.

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