Jaguars owner Shad Khan was happy to trade games with the Texans this season following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. Fortunately for the Texans they will not have to relocate for their matchup in Week 1.
The Texans announced Monday that Sunday’s game against Jacksonville will be at NRG Stadium in Houston.
Irvin was accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a 27-year-old woman in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., but after the police investigated the incident and handed it over to Broward County, the district attorney’s office decided not to charge Irvin citing a lack of evidence.
As a private employer, the NFL can suspend its employees for whatever it sees fit, so the NFL Network analyst could be suspended from his job due to the league’s personal conduct policy.
The NFL, of course, can suspend its players, but it has also disciplined others involved in the league. Colts owner Jim Irsay was suspended six games and fined $500,000 after pleading guilty to a DUI charge in 2014, for instance.
“The fired GM himself is typically going to have a poor win-loss record, so it’s hard for the owner to sell to his fan base and organization,” he said. “It turns into a situation where the GM is almost singularly responsible for what happened and went poorly.
“It’s a lot easier to say, ‘He was a bad GM,’ without any credence to the circumstances and the (front-office) and coaching staff influence on what may or may not have happened.”