Texans owner Bob McNair is facing some serious backlash over some comments he made during the NFL's fall meeting last week.
Brown, who was the only Texans player to demonstrate during the National Anthem last season, was asked if he was surprised to see the comments, given his personal interactions with McNair and what he's heard about him and his behavior in the past.
"I think it angered a lot of players, including myself", Brown said.
Green's self-deprecating tone at the end just encapsulates his point through this Instagram post, as McNair has been critical not only of players protesting, but them using their voice altogether to affect any sort of social change. I used a figure of speech that was never meant to be taken literally. "If any of the players were offended by what was reported, I'm sorry about that, and I apologized to them for that". Goodell, however, has said he believes players "should" stand for the anthem, which is consistent with the league's game gamual. It was later revealed that Hopkins took the day off because of McNair's inflammatory comment.More news: Nintendo's Animal Crossing is finally coming to mobile
Other Texans players wanted to leave the facility as well but were convinced to stay, reports ESPN's Sarah Barshop.
After McNair said those words in the league meeting, the ESPN story said it "stunned some in the room".
I'm not sure if I'm buying this latest explanation. We can't let you have your own beliefs. "In order to be an inmate, you're either in the hospital or prison".
Do Texans players kneel for the anthem en masse on Sunday? 'You're an inmate. We can't let you get out of line. "I was referring to the relationship between the league office and team owners and how they have been making significant strategic decisions affecting our league without adequate input from ownership over the past few years".