On Friday, information related to a conference call between NFL owners was revealed and it caused an uproar.
Texans owner Bob McNair said, “We can’t have the inmates running the prison.”
Players weren’t too happy with this comment, and DeAndre Hopkins and D’Onta Foreman didn’t even show up to practice and were listed as “did not practice-not injury related.”
McNair quickly issued an apology:
I regret that I used that expression. I never meant to offend anyone and I was not referring to our players. I used a figure of speech that was never intended to be taken literally. I would never characterize our players or our league that way and I apologize to anyone who was offended by it.
Despite the apology, Texans players are planning a huge protest, which will take place before their game on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, to retaliate against the owner’s words.
ESPN originally reported:
According to the source, the players could decide to all kneel together, and also discussed peeling the Texans decal off of their helmets or raising their fists. However they decide to protest, the plan will be revealed Sunday, the source said.
But now, one player named Duane Brown has announced what they plan to do. He told Josina Anderson of ESPN that 65-70 percent of their team would be kneeling and they decided not to remove their decals.
#Texans LT Duane Brown told me this morning he anticipates "up to 65-70% of players could kneel. Maybe less." He said, "no decals removed."
— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) October 29, 2017
Kickoff for the game is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. ET.
Source : IJR.com