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Former Houston Texans cheerleader sues team over claims she was body-shamed for being ‘skinny fat’

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

A former Houston Texans cheerleader is suing the team after she claims she was fat-shamed and forced to wear duct tape to appear slimmer. During a press conference with her attorney Gloria Allred, Angelina Rosa said that the Houston Texans cheerleading staff and alumni forcibly duct-taped parts of her body prior to a 2017 game to make her appear thinner. Skinny fat is a term often used to describe someone who looks thin but may actually be unhealthy due to high levels of body fat.

Sixth former cheerleader joins suit against Texans, says coach duct-taped her body

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

A sixth woman has joined a class-action lawsuit against the Houston Texans, alleging mistreatment while a member of the team’s cheerleading squad. In a news conference, Angelina Rosa alleged that the Texans’ cheerleading coach, Alto Gary, often belittled and body-shamed her, calling her “skinny-fat,” which Gary used to describe someone who was thin but not well-toned. Ho-ho-horrible treatment: a federal lawsuit claims that Houston Texans cheerleaders were often mistreated as well as underpaid.

Brian Gaine: Texans trying to build “football culture” to withstand test of time

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Texans coach Bill O’Brien said recently that he feels like the team is in a “good place” heading into training camp after going 4-12 last season and installing Brian Gaine as the team’s new General Manager. Gaine agrees that the Texans have “positioned ourselves well” and now need to “see some results” from the work they’ve put into the team. O’Brien and Gaine asked for improvements to the team’s practice facility, locker rooms and staffing as they work to shape the organization into the one they want.

Bill O’Brien, Texans are in a “good place”

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

It doesn’t seem that long ago that everyone wondered whether Bill O’Brien would coach the Texans in 2018. Now, he has a new contract, with a raise, and a new General Manager — Brian Gaine — who is a close friend. “I love working here,” O’Brien told John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Fantasy Football Booms/Busts 2018: The Houston Texans

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

As the mercury rises and we inch closer to the open of training camps, our resident fantasy football sickos, Brad Evans and Liz Loza, will profile their favorite booms/busts of every NFL team. Weeks 1-8 he averaged 88.6 total yards per game, scored four times and posted the 10th-best situational rushing success rate among RBs.

Source: Texans lock up ILB Benardrick McKinney with $50M extension

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

The Houston Texans have signed inside linebacker Benardrick McKinney to a five-year, $50 million contract extension, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Thursday. McKinney was the Texans' second-round pick in 2015 and has played a major role in the team's defense. "Benardrick [McKinney] plays a key role in our defense and has been highly productive, but more importantly he is a core player who has developed into a team leader within our program," general manager Brian Gaine said.

Texans looking at all options in attempt to replace Andre Hal

Monday, June 11th, 2018

The Texans will begin formulating a plan to replace safety Andre Hal this week. Houston expected to have one of the top safety tandems in the NFL after signing Tyrann Mathieu to start opposite Hal this season. While he vows to play again, Hal won’t start the season on the field with the Texans.

Texans safety Andre Hal diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma

Friday, June 8th, 2018

HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston Texans safety Andre Hal has been diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma and insists he ''will beat it.'' He received the preliminary diagnosis of cancer of the blood cells from team physician Dr. James Muntz and has consulted with doctors

Texans safety Andre Hal announces he has Hodgkin lymphoma

Friday, June 8th, 2018

On Friday, the Houston Texans announced safety Andre Hal has been diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma, a type of cancer that attacks the lymphatic system, which helps fight infection. The news comes three days after New York Giants general manager Dave Gettelman announced he has lymphoma. Texans safety Andre Hal has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, the team announced on Friday.

5 Former Cheerleaders Are Suing the Houston Texans for Alleged Harassment and Unfair Pay

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

Five former Houston Texans cheerleaders are suing the team for alleged harassment and unfair compensation, joining a growing cohort of cheerleaders who have spoken out against the NFL. “We were harassed, we were bullied and we were body-shamed for $7.25 an hour,” Ainsley Parish, one of the former cheerleaders who is suing, told CNN Money. Discrimination attorney Gloria Allred is representing Parish and the other cheerleaders who are suing, some of whom were on the squad as recently as last year.