This morning, an ESPN story about the NFL’s meetings between players and owners about the protests during the national anthem was released, providing a look into the meetings that bad some of the league’s owners look pretty bad.

One of those owners was Bob McNair of the Houston Texans, who said that “we can’t have the inmates running the prison” in regards to the players protesting.

McNair apologized for his comments, but the damage was already done – and members of the Texans were not happy, with some even desiring a walk out during Friday’s practice.

Houston wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins was not at practice because of what head coach Bill O’Brien said was a personal day. It was later revealed that Hopkins took the day off because of McNair’s inflammatory comment.

Duane Brown also talked about McNair’s comment following practice, revealing that he was “sickened” and confirmed that the team considered walking out of practice.

Texans rookie safety Treston Decoud, a fifth round pick, also sounded off, saying he believes McNair isn’t the only owner to feel the way he does.

The Texans are 3-3 this season, and host the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. I wouldn’t be shocked if more people end up talking about McNair’s quote and the reaction to it rather than the game itself in the next 48 hours.

About Joe Lucia

I'm the managing editor of Awful Announcing and the news editor of The Comeback. I also made The Outside Corner a thing for six seasons.