GAME OVER: NFL Team WON'T HIRE Free-Agents Who KNEEL During Anthem

GAME OVER: NFL Team WON'T HIRE Free-Agents Who KNEEL During Anthem

"I spoke with two National Football League agents this week who said word is the Texans aren't interested in any players who participated in pregame kneel-downs in protest of police brutality", the Houston Chronicle's Jerome Solomon writes.

A report in the Houston Chronicle on Saturday claimed the Texans were adopting an unofficial policy of not considering free agents who had taken part in protests, but the franchise have condemned the reports as "categorically false and without merit".

There are many who believe if McNair could field a team with all-white, all-conforming all-pro talent, he would.

The Texans had their own controversy during the season after team owner Bob McNair said that "we can't have the inmates running the prison" during a meeting of NFL owners about players who protest by kneeling during the national anthem.

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The Texans did not immediately respond to a request from The Washington Post for comment. However, that was nothing compared to the reaction it received once it became public. The ensuing racially charged fallout from the comments prompted McNair to issue an apology. After the report surfaced regarding his words, Texans star DeAndre Hopkins skipped practice and other players contemplated a walk out.

"All of our players will be standing", the real estate mogul told the newspaper, saying his initial position supporting the players had changed during the furore between US President Donald Trump and National Football League stars which erupted past year.

The NFL's player protests were a major story early in the 2017 season. "That would be a mistake".

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