Houston Texans owner Bob McNair met with the team prior to Saturday morning’s flight to Seattle for Sunday’s game against the Seahawks. McNair wanted to address the players and coaches to explain his comment that “the inmates can’t run the prison” in relation to the NFL players staging national anthem protests.
Texans owner Bob McNair speaking with team this morning— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) October 28, 2017
To this point, no Texans players have knelt during the anthem or staged any sort of protest. That might change on Sunday, however.
There was some speculation the Texans players would show an ultimate protest by refusing to board the team plane for the game, but that did not materialize.
All Texans are present and accounted for to make the trip to Seattle to play the Seahawks Sunday.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) October 28, 2017
Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and running back D’Onta Foreman skipped Friday’s practice in protest of McNair’s comments, which continue to dominate the NFL news cycle.