During ESPN’s Get Up morning show, retired NFL star Michael Irvin revealed that Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien met with Deandre Hopkins, wide receiver for the Texans who was just traded to Arizona Cardinals, and compared him to Aaron Hernandez.
“Hopkins told me, he said, ‘Michael, it was a bit of a power struggle there because Bill O’Brien thought he had too much influence over the locker room.’ He called DeAndre Hopkins in a meeting to talk about this, and kind of hash it out,” Irvin explained.
One of the most shocking parts of this story, was O’Brien’s comments about Hernandez.
“In that meeting, he started with telling DeAndre Hopkins this, that blew my mind when Deandre told me this: ‘The last time I had to have a meeting like this was with Aaron Hernandez.’ I was like, ‘What, he put in Aaron Hernandez in this meeting?’ He said, ‘Yes, he did, Michael, that blew my mind that he would even bring that up. I’ve never been in any trouble, I don’t know why he would equate me with Aaron Hernandez,’” he continued to explain.
Hernandez was an NFL player for the New England Patriots who killed himself while serving time for murder of several different victims.
“From there, the meeting just deteriorated. You know, he got into talking about DeAndre Hopkins, and DeAndre Hopkins has a few kids and from different women. He told DeAndre that he doesn’t like that he has his baby mamas around sometimes. From there, I think the relationship just went bad, and thus, we got a trade of DeAndre Hopkins from Houston for basically, like I said earlier, a ham sandwich,” Irvin added.