Texans Minority Owner Involved in Gambling Allegations

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  1. Wolf

    Wolf 100% Texan

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    http://www.nflgridirongab.com/2008/02/04/texans-minority-owner-involved-in-gambling-allegations/


     
  2. b0ng

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    This doesn't really change my opinion on the Texans. It seems convoluted and it doesn't look like it impacts a real big contributor to the Texans. Could a replacement for this guy be found? I know he gives money to the Texans or something but I'm sure there would be a business interested in buying that part of the Texans.

    Either way, it seems like a non-story to me. I really hope this post doesn't come to bite me in the ass and cause the Texans to forfeit draft picks or something ridiculous.
     
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  5. badboy

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    I think there was something about this a few weeks ago in Houston Chronicle and if I remember correctly, McNair was trying to buy out some of the other minority owners. Do not recall if this was related.
     
  6. Yankee_In_TX

    Yankee_In_TX Dance Lindsay!

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    Alllllllllll depends on the terms of their agreement.

    But, yawn.
     
  7. ArlingtonTexan

    ArlingtonTexan Moderator Staff Member

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    Would be a bigger issue, if this is a person with a major ownership stake, but don't underestimate the distance that the NFL wants to keep between itself and anything that can be seen as a gambling operation.
     
  8. TheIronDuke

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    Interesting only because I used to work for this guy. Kailee Wong also used to work for him as well as an energy trader and I saw him in the office from time-to-time.
     


  9. Overalls

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    Does this mean my account here at Texans Talk could be suspended for taking part in the Fantasy Football League that was started by someone here. I also put in some money on a Superbowl pot. Does that count?

    :fans:
     
  10. badboy

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    Do you own part of an NFL team? Roger Goodell is probably a bit nervous about now.
     
  11. Double Barrel

    Double Barrel Modified Simian

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    If found guilty, the Texans should cut his ass from ownership and move on. It sounds like another rich dude thinking the rules do not apply to him.
     
  12. TheIronDuke

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    He was kind of a prick.
     
  13. OzzO

    OzzO .. and then?

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    No, because you don't have the "contributor" recognition under your name, you're clear. But you may want to nix relations with Petite or Ricky Williams - just to be sure.
     
  14. Second Honeymoon

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    Looks like Loya needs to hire himself a good Loya.

    If he personally bet in the pool that is a big problem and he may lose his stake, however small it is.

    If his company organized a pool and he knew about it but did not participate, there should be a large fine and a stern talking to but nothing else.

    If his company organized a pool and he knew nothing about it, I don't see how he can be held liable much less culpable for their insubordination. I am sure every employee signed an employment agreement that includes verbage relating to gambling, drug/alcohol abuse, sexual harassment.

    The fact that 'high stakes' entered the equation means this may have been a pool amongst the executive/elite employees of the company which would lead one to believe that he may have known about it. I guess they fired the wrong person because that person went straight to the authorities with their story and got them investigated. A black eye for the ownership but a mere blip in the big picture....like DB said, sounds like a rich guy who thought he was above the rules.
     
  15. ubecool454

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    ditto...
     
  16. Overalls

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    I own two seats in the Bull Pen. Does that count?

    :fans:
     
  17. imatexan

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    Javier is a close friend of mine and the family. He is a great guy and is a true family man. I see some are calling him a prick, I guess thats what comes with a leadership position. I hope that he gets to keep his minority ownership, he is a BIG Texans fan.
     
  18. Koolaid Time

    Koolaid Time Drink Up!

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    Mr. McNair buys him out and this whole 'matter' "goes away"...

    Write the check Bob...
     

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