Jadeveon Clowney seemingly mocks Texans owner with inmate costume (vid)
Jadeveon Clowney was one of several Houston Texans players in attendance at a Halloween party Monday night. And it isn’t much of a stretch to suggest that Clowney’s choice of costume was a direct shot at Texans owner Bob McNair.
How so? The Texans superstar defensive end came dressed up as an “inmate,” arriving at the soiree in an orange prison jumpsuit.
TMZ Sports has obtained footage from the party, which was attended by Clowney, Deshaun Watson, Kareem Jackson, Alfred Blue and Bruce Ellington, among others.
McNair of course last week ignited a firestorm with comments made during an NFL owners meeting regarding anthem protests, saying that “we can’t have the inmates running the prison.”
McNair has since apologized on two occasions via statements issued by the Texans, one of Friday and another Saturday.
Statement from Texans Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert C. McNair: pic.twitter.com/EXdwKZ4y4x
— Texans PR (@TexansPR) October 27, 2017
Statement from Texans Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert C. McNair: pic.twitter.com/YqkfnbjeSp
— Texans PR (@TexansPR) October 28, 2017
A meeting between the players and McNair finally was held on Saturday. But whatever dialogue occurred in that meeting was not enough to satisfy Texans players, as a majority of them, including Clowney, took a knee during the anthem ahead of Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Houston Texans kneel in protest after team owner compared players to "inmates running the prison” https://t.co/hlC08WZX7o pic.twitter.com/S88AUXe9VZ
— The Hill (@thehill) October 30, 2017
It goes without saying that much work remains before discord within the Texans organization is ultimately resolved in the wake of McNair’s controversial remarks. Clowney’s timely Halloween costume clearly provides evidence to that notion.