Texans Player Wears Inmate Costume For Halloween

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Houston Texans’ linebacker Jadeveon Clowney wore a prison jump suit at a Halloween party, most likely in response to comments made by the team’s owner.

It’s been nearly two weeks since Texans’ owner Bob McNair said, “We can’t let the inmates run the prison”, when discussing National Anthem kneeling at a closed-door NFL owner’s meeting.

The 79-year-old McNair did apologize for botching the phrase, “The inmates are running the asylum,” and assured his players that he was not referring to them as inmates in prison. But, apparently they don’t believe him.

Jadeveon Clowney’s Halloween costume selection stunt is just the latest in a string of player retorts aimed at McNair.

Houston’s best receiver, DeAndre Hopkins, boycotted a practice last week. The team traded left tackle Duane Brown, who was openly offended by McNair’s inmate comment. To top it all off, most of the roster took a knee during the National Anthem before their game in Seattle on Sunday.

It looks like we may be watching corporate cannibalism occurring in real-time. With the NFL now viewed as one of the most divisive brands in America, you have to wonder: Will players eventually regret damaging – if not completely destroying – a league that offered them so much fame and fortune?