Posts Tagged ‘Houston Texans’

Former Houston Texans executive Brian Gaine accused of discrimination

Friday, June 14th, 2019

A former Houston Texans employee alleges that the team's recently fired general manager, Brian Gaine, engaged in discriminatory practices during his tenure with the franchise, according to a report on Thursday. In a complaint filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, former Texans security official Jeff Pope said Gaine fired at least nine African American employees from the time he was hired in January 2018 until his dismissal, USA Today reported. While the Texans purportedly told Pope he was fired on May 8 because he lacked a background in law enforcement, Pope alleges that his dismissal was discriminatory.

Fritz Pollard Alliance is “deeply troubled” by allegations against the Texans

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Earlier this week, allegations emerged of racial discrimination against the Houston Texans. The Fritz Pollard Alliance responded to the situation via a statement issued on Friday afternoon. The Fritz Pollard Alliance is deeply troubled by allegations of systemic racial discrimination within the Houston Texans organization adversely impacting African-American employees,” Fritz Pollard Alliance chairman Harry Carson and executive director Rod Graves said in a statement.

Ex-Texans security coordinator alleges firing discrimination

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

The former security coordinator for the Houston Texans has filed a discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, alleging his firing by the team was racially motivated. Jeff Pope, who worked for the team for nearly three years, was dismissed last month. The 11-page complaint was provided to The Associated Press by his attorney, N. Lucy Chukwurah.

Lawsuit alleges former Texans GM Brian Gaine ‘targeted’ African Americans for firing

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

A former Houston Texans employee has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the team, alleging that Brian Gaine, in his role as general manager, targeted African American employees to be fired. Jeff Pope, who was the Texans' security coordinator for two years, filed the complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. A former Houston Texans security employee alleges he and others were fired by now-former GM Brian Gaine because of their race.

Will Patriots and Texans strike a deal on compensation?

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

The Patriots could, in theory, push their tampering case against the Texans with a level of zeal aimed at blowing up Houston's pursuit of Nick Caserio, forcing the Texans to look elsewhere for Brian Gaine's replacement. The Patriots could instead use the league's procedures to force the Texans to pay a stiff penalty for violating the tampering rules, if that can be proven. Or the Patriots and Texans could simply strike a deal.

Reports: Pats accuse Texans of tampering with Caserio

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

The Patriots filed tampering charges against the Texans and the league opened an investigation, according to multiple reports Wednesday, regarding Houston's attempts to hire New England director of player personnel Nick Caserio as its new general manager. The Texans fired former GM Brian Gaine on Friday, 17 months after giving him a five-year contract and one day after the Patriots' Super Bowl ring ceremony. According to multiple reports, new Texans executive vice president of team development Jack Easterby -- the Patriots' former team chaplain -- was at Thursday's ring ceremony, as was Caserio.

Jack Easterby quickly develops significant influence in Houston

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

As Cal McNair begins his tenure as the person ultimately in charge of the Texans, a new employee with a non-traditional football background quickly has secured plenty of football influence in Houston. “Jack is just what his title says,” coach Bill O'Brien told reporters on Tuesday. “He is executive vice president of team development and he helps in all areas of the team.

Is a battle for Nick Caserio shaping up between Patriots and Texans?

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Is a battle for Nick Caserio shaping up between Patriots and Texans? originally appeared on The perception outside the Patriots for years has been that Nick Caserio is Bill Belichick's Igor. Just following orders.

Texans’ G.M. will have a decision to make on Jadeveon Clowney

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Texans pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney is still unsigned and not participating in this week's minicamp. The new G.M. won't have a lot of time to negotiate with Clowney's camp, given that the NFL rule says that if a franchise player doesn't have a long-term deal by July 15, he can only play the season on a one-year contract. There hasn't been any trade talk surrounding Clowney this offseason, but until we know who the next G.M. is, it's impossible to say whether the Texans would initiate such talk.

Jadeveon Clowney not expected at Texans minicamp

Monday, June 10th, 2019

In April, Brian Gaine said that the Texans still hoped to sign linebacker Jadeveon Clowney to a long-term deal but nothing came together before Gaine was fired as the team's General Manager last week. The team is just starting the process of finding Gaine's replacement and talks with Clowney aren't likely to pick up much steam until they make that hire. That likely means the Texans won't be seeing Clowney on the field until the start of training camp at the earliest.