Bill O’Brien, J.J. Watt among Texans contingent at George Floyd’s funeral

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Texans head coach Bill O’Brien said last week that the team would not hold any activities in its offseason program on June 9 so that anyone from the organization was free to attend George Floyd’s funeral in Houston and encouraged the team’s players to go to the service.

O’Brien was part of a contingent from the team that did exactly that on Tuesday. Per reports from Houston, defensive end J.J. Watt was also on hand along with other players and former Texan and current Bengals defensive lineman D.J. Reader.

Texans owner Cal McNair and his wife also joined offensive coordinator Tim Kelly, defensive coordinator Anthony Weaver and executive vice president of football operations Jack Easterby as part of the group representing the team.

Tuesday’s service is the third remembrance of Floyd. There were services in North Carolina, where he was born, and Minneapolis, where he was murdered by a Minneapolis police officer. Several Vikings players attended that service.

16 responses to “Bill O’Brien, J.J. Watt among Texans contingent at George Floyd’s funeral

  1. It’s nice to see people standing up to support the end of police misconduct, and to bring light to the injustices being perpetrated on all people everywhere by those who are supposed to be protecting us. However, if these same people really want to see some changes they need to get involved AFTER the spotlight has faded, and they need to see if they can help make changes against racial bigotry, and ALL types of hate. That starts IN THE HOME!! Our country is degrading from within due to the failures that are occurring at home. A lack of parenting is the root of these problems. These kids come home to either no parent at all, or a parent, or parents, that just don’t care what the kid does. So the kid gets his education on the streets, and here we are

  2. These kids come home to either no parent at all, or a parent, or parents, that just don’t care what the kid does. So the kid gets his education on the streets, and here we are>>>

    Where did our American police officer who murdered another American on camera get his education? We simply cannot accept that if we love our country.

  3. Many prominent individuals and institutions paying lip service, and some are donating to good causes. But will anything actually change this time? If Trump wins reelection the obvious answer is no.

  4. Will Mr Dorn get the same treatment?

    Or does white guilt have its limits?

    No police officer should work a single game this year.

    Glad I’m brown, because I won’t be bending a knee to any of you social Justice warriors.

  5. Where did our American police officer who murdered another American on camera get his education?

    What does education have to do with hate, and the ability of cops to act like decent human beings? Let me answer that for ya..ZIPPO

  6. Many prominent individuals and institutions paying lip service, and some are donating to good causes. But will anything actually change this time? If Trump wins reelection the obvious answer is no.

    Yes because this stuff never happened before Trump.

  7. dubdubs15 says:
    June 9, 2020 at 2:34 pm
    Many prominent individuals and institutions paying lip service, and some are donating to good causes. But will anything actually change this time? If Trump wins reelection the obvious answer is no.
    ———————————————————-
    Tell me what changed under Obama/Biden then? Please look up Mike Brown and Tamar Rice. It’s not like police brutality just became a thing when Trump became president. You’re welcome. Please continue with your agenda.

  8. yaz67 says:
    June 9, 2020 at 2:56 pm
    Many prominent individuals and institutions paying lip service, and some are donating to good causes. But will anything actually change this time? If Trump wins reelection the obvious answer is no.

    Yes because this stuff never happened before Trump.
    ———————-

    You’re saying racism and police brutality didn’t exist before Trump became president?>
    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!

  9. Tell me what changed under Obama/Biden then? Please look up Mike Brown and Tamar Rice. It’s not like police brutality just became a thing when Trump became president. You’re welcome. Please continue with your agenda.

    Trumps photo-op holding a bible in front of a church was most impressive.

    Not really

  10. Wonder if they visited him when he was in jail too? Such fake gatherings are disgustingly plastic.

  11. Doesn’t matter who’s in office hate has been around since man started gathering in groups, so take the politic thing and toss that in the trash

  12. 3percenter4life says:
    June 9, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    That starts IN THE HOME!! Our country is degrading from within due to the failures that are occurring at home. A lack of parenting is the root of these problems. These kids come home to either no parent at all, or a parent, or parents, that just don’t care what the kid does. So the kid gets his education on the streets, and here we are

    ****************************************************************************

    Has our country been degrading from within due to disappearing parents for centuries? Because racism goes back a long, long time in America. Didn’t just start 20 or 30 years ago when parents all of a sudden disappeared off the earth like the Leftovers, leaving all the children to fend for themselves in the streets and apparently becoming racist in the process.

    Racism has many causes, and parents can often be big one (e.g., a racist parent teaching it to their kid), but I’m not really getting the “indifferent/unavailable” parent connection. That’s a simplistic argument that people use for every problem in society.

  13. “Yes because this stuff never happened before Trump”

    Of course it did but since he’s come to office the racists have become as open and blatant as I last saw in the 60s and 70s. Trump has created a massive move backwards in race relations, a decades sized step backwards

  14. Vladimir_Trump says:
    June 9, 2020 at 3:43 pm
    Tell me what changed under Obama/Biden then? Please look up Mike Brown and Tamar Rice. It’s not like police brutality just became a thing when Trump became president. You’re welcome. Please continue with your agenda.

    Trumps photo-op holding a bible in front of a church was most impressive.

    Not really

    ______________________________

    Dear Comrade Vlad,

    As reported, President Bill Clinton also took a photo op at the same exact church, with a bible.

    History did not begin in 2016.

  15. “As reported, President Bill Clinton also took a photo op at the same exact church, with a bible.

    History did not begin in 2016.”

    Clinton didn’t have peaceful protestors gassed and flash banged so he could walk over there, and the clergy of that church condemn him for doing so. Clinton also never hid in the bunker as cowardly Trump did, and never walled off the church from access by its own clergy after they criticized him.

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