DeAndre Hopkins, Texans threaten walkout after owner Robert McNair’s ‘inmates’ remark

Texans owner Bob McNair put a Texas-sized boot in his mouth at a recent NFL meeting when he reportedly said “we can’t have the inmates running the prison.”

His apology Friday morning, saying, in part, “I regret that I used that expression,” did little to calm his players, who later in the day had to be persuaded not to walk out on practice en masse, according to ESPN.

After McNair’s initial comment, former NFL player and current NFL executive Troy Vincent told the group of owners he was offended. According to, Vincent said that in all his years of playing in the NFL — during which, he said, he had been called every name in the book, including the N-word — he never felt like an “inmate.”

Still, not only can the Texans owner expect continued blowback from his own team, and undoubtedly across the league, but the controversy also already had rippled into at least one other spot: the NBA, where Warriors forward Draymond Green described the remark as “Donald Sterling-esque” in an Instagram post, a reference to the former Clippers owner who essentially was forced to sell his team because of alleged racists remarks and behavior.

Five of those turnovers came in the loss to Kansas City, including a Jamaal Charles fumble that Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters returned 45 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter. Siemian threw three interceptions on the night.

“I just turned it over, couple of bad decisions, tough to win, tough to beat good teams when you turn it over,” Siemian said.

Asked if he was pressing right now, Siemian replied, “at times, yeah, yeah, for sure. You can’t do that.”

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