In a recent article for ESPN the Magazine, Johnson’s uncle Andre Melton said that Johnson is getting frustrated with not making the playoffs. “Everybody has their breaking point,” said Melton. “Even Andre.”
Melton said that if the Texans didn’t make the playoffs, he might take action.
“If he never gets a chance at a ring and I let him stay, I’d be doing
him an injustice,” Melton said. “Andre has done everything and given
everything for this franchise. At some point, if your best player
becomes angry and doesn’t want to be there — there’s just something
wrong with your franchise.”
Johnson is the boss, though, and says his uncle spoke out of turn.
“That didn’t come from me,” Johnson told the Houston Chronicle Saturday. “I
wish he hadn’t said what he said, but that’s his opinion. I make my own
decisions, and I plan on being here until I retire.”
Johnson was concerned enough about the article to tell Texans general manager Rick Smith that he has no problem.
“I didn’t want
the organization to worry about it. . . . that’s not
something I’m thinking about. Like I said, I want to finish my career
here I talked to Rick, and we killed it. That’s it.”
Now Johnson may just want to kill his uncle’s ability to speak to the media. Or think about getting a new agent.