Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer
Bill O'Brien said the Texans' stance as an organization is that standing for the national anthem is important, but he also believes in "everyone's right to free speech." "I do think that there's a separation between politics and football," O'Brien said. "In the end, it's about lining up and trying to win the game, but I grew up in a family that made sure that we all understood the rights of people, to never look at the color of another man's skin but to see what was in that man's heart, that woman's heart, to find out what it meant to trust somebody. Were they loyal? Were they good people? It had nothing to do with what they looked like. At the same time, like I said, this organization believes strongly in the national anthem and believes in standing for the national anthem. We'll see how it goes from there."