Fox Sports Radio’s Gottlieb: Texans’ Hopkins ‘Not Smart Enough’ to Understand ‘Nuance’ of Owner’s Quote


Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins skipped practice Friday in response to team owner Bob McNair misquoting the idiom “inmates running the asylum” by instead saying “inmates running the prison” at an October NFL owners meeting.

Fox Sports Radio host Doug Gottlieb reacted to Hopkins’ decision on his Friday show, saying the star wideout is “not smart enough” to understand the “nuance” of McNair was saying.

“I think we actually know what Bob McNair was talking about,” Gottlieb stated.

“[McNair] shouldn’t have said prison because now it’s like, oh, well you’re talking about black guys, you’re talking about cops, talking about prison,” he continued, “DeAndre Hopkins obviously is — I’m just gonna be blunt — he’s not smart enough to understand the nuance of what he’s saying.”

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