NFL Agents Reportedly Say Texans Won’t Sign Players Who Knelt During National Anthem

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 25: (L-R) fFee safety Eric Reid #35, quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 and outside linebacker Eli Harold #58 of the San Francisco 49ers kneel on the sidelines during the national anthem before the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on September 25, 2016 in Seattle,Washington. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Houston Texans owner Bob McNair made news last fall for having said of NFL players who protested racial injustice during the national anthem, “We can’t have the inmates running the prison.” More recently, a report claimed that, under the direction of McNair, the Texans are intent on avoiding any free agent players who have staged such demonstrations.

Houston Chronicle columnist Jerome Solomon reported Saturday that he “spoke with two NFL 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.”

“There is no directive within the organization, but it is considered to be understood that as desperate as the Texans are to bring in talent, the pool of potential signees and draftees will not include anyone who has participated in protests or are likely to,” Solomon continued.

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    • Really?

      Let’s say, for instance, a group of Haredim and/or Hasidim refused to stand for the playing of HaTikvah.

      Would you agree that they be punished?


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