Several members of the Houston Texans attended the funeral of George Floyd on Tuesday.
Defensive end JJ Watt and former Texans man DJ Reader, who signed for the Cincinnati Bengals in March, were among those in attendance at the Fountain of Praise Church.
Head coach Bill O’Brien encouraged players and staff to go to the funeral and did not hold any off-season activities on Tuesday so that they were free to attend.
The city of Houston mourns today.
Rest in peace, George. pic.twitter.com/kpMwRBVjVs
The Texans also wrote on their official Twitter account: “The city of Houston mourns today. Rest in peace, George.”
Texans chairman Cal McNair pledged to use his platform to educate others on racism and social injustice.
Thank you to the family of George Floyd for sharing his powerful celebration of life, to honor a man who valued family and his community. I am grateful to be a part of his home going & continue to send prayers to his family and loved ones.
“I acknowledge that after I’m done giving this statement, I have the privilege to continue going about my day feeling safe,” McNair said.
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