Originally Posted by Dutchrudder
It is possible that some NFL players were not born and raised in America. Not sure if there are any on the Texans, but that may have something to do with it. Okoye was born in Nigeria, and I wouldn't expect him to have his hand over his heart for the anthem.
That's a good point and something to consider, but watch an NHL game where Americans account for roughly 25% of all players in the league. Canada accounts for about half, call it a little more than half, and the Europeans account for roughly 20% of the playing population. Not like I've looked for it, but I've never seen a story out of ther NHL saying Canadians (players themselves) or Europeans acting in any way disrespectful during the Anthem.
Dunno, maybe they were taught differently than Americans.