Texans' CEO Cal McNair, J.J. Watt Attend George Floyd Funeral In Houston

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By SportsRadio 610
(SportsRadio 610) -- Texans players, coaches and CEO Cal McNair were among those who attended George Floyd's funeral in southwest Houston on Tuesday at Fountain of Praise Church.

McNair was there with his wife, Hannah, along with coach and general manager Bill O'Brien. Executive vice president of football operations Jack Easterby also attended the funeral, as did Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, offensive coordinator Tim Kelly and defensive coordinator Anthony Weaver. 

The players were encouraged by O'Brien last week to attend the funeral. He canceled team activities for the day to allow players and coaches to pay their respects. 

Floyd, a native of Houston's Third Ward, was killed last month by a Minneapolis police officer in a case that has prompted a worldwide outcry about police brutality. 

For the Texans' part, McNair and O'Brien both spoke out against racism and have vowed to be part of a positive change. 
The team started a new series on its website Monday, "Conversations for Change," which featured former Texans defensive lineman and SportsRadio 610 contributor Travis Johnson sitting down with Cal, Hannah and Texans owner and co-founder Janice McNair. 
Quarterback Deshaun Watson has also been more vocal on social issues in the wake of Floyd's death; attending a rally downtown last weel honoring Floyd, participating in a players'-only video challenging the league to take a stronger stance on the matter, then joining former teammate and fellow Clemson football alum DeAndre Hopkins in petitioning for the removal of a former slave owner's statue at the university.
Watt was first in the Texans' organization to speak publicly on Floyd's killing.