Posted October 09, 2013

Report: Angry fan ‘yelled obscenities’ from Matt Schaub’s driveway; Houston Police say no mob of angry fans

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Matt Schaub said he wouldn't have a problem with the Texans signing Joe Mays, who took a chunk of his ear off with a hit last year. (MCT/Getty Images)

Matt Schaub has thrown nine interceptions this season as the team as gotten off to a 2-3 start. (MCT/Getty Images)

The Twitter account for the Houston Police Department is contradicting a report that a group of angry fans confronted Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub at his house.

But NFL.com reports that an angry man pulled into Schaub’s driveway and “yelled obscenities.” NFL security is investigating the incident.

NFL vice president of security Jeff Miller told NFL.com:

“This is a little unusual in that we don’t normally have fans acting in this way, going to a player’s residence, that sort of thing,” Miller said. “In this case, Monday afternoon, a vehicle pulled into his driveway, an unidentified individual yelled obscenities. The police department is involved. We’ve been in contact with them as we normally would for anything like this. And because it is a team issue, they have a security director, we work with them.

“In this case, they’ll be working closely with the police department. But it’s going to be investigated and handled seriously by Houston Police Department.”

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The initial report, filed Tuesday by CBS Houston, said that the fans had berated Schaub about his poor play.

“A fan went to his house and told him off,” said the source, adding that another person “took pictures of his family,” which were allegedly posted on Facebook.

Police responded to that report on Wednesday.

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Schaub has thrown an interception that was run back for a touchdown in an NFL-record four straight games.

Schaub has completed 64 percent of his passes for 1,366 yards with eight touchdowns and nine interceptions for the Texans (2-3) this season.

He is in the second year of a five-year, $66.15 million contract that he signed last season.


77 comments
x72
x72

Much ado about nothing, let the fans vent. Did nothing wrong imo.

randomdeletion
randomdeletion

There are idiotic people everywhere.  The idiots that went to Schaub's house.  The idiots on this thread associating the idiots that went to Schaub's house as how all Texans are.  The idiots that use this story to rip on an entire state and people.  The idiots that take a sports story and rant about their political leanings.  The idiots whose seemingly entire well being is riding on the success of the sports team they are fanatical about.  The idiots that fail to have proper perspective regarding the importance of entertainment in life.  The idiots that think somehow they can claim their city/state are winners and other cities/states are losers.  The idiots that think any particular fan base is the best fan base of any sports team.  The idiots that think by claiming themselves as the best fans and fans of other sports teams as loser fans somehow garners them anything or they win something.  

Idiots everywhere.  

Markavelli
Markavelli

The original report talks of ONE fan supposedly berating them, no source for this info is provided,  the article then says another fan took picts of his family and posted online.  I'm guessing they know this because of the photos. 

   OK, so that is TWO "fans" which could have appeared at different times.  From this they conclude "angry  fans confronted Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub at his house."


  The cops were right, nothing happened, the media is trying to make something from nothing....

willyhollow
willyhollow

@Everyone using this page to blow on about politics there are other places to do that. That being said the rest of you talking about how you would have shot the people coming to your house read the story again. According to Houston police department there was nobody to shoot at

Markavelli
Markavelli


No doubt the media exaggerated a non-story and now the cops are saying what really happened.  I can't imagine a group of fans would do that without video taping every little second of it and posting it online.....


heimlich
heimlich

Another unproven backup with a pay day.  Add him to the list that Rob Johnson, Kevin Kolb & Matt Flynn started.

ChrisBird
ChrisBird

It's fans like this that give the other 99.99% decent fans a bad name.  While I am a liberal (yes, feel free to slam me at your convenience), and believe in stricter gun laws, (again, fire away), if Schaub had fired a couple of warning shots ... yeah, not sure I'd have an issue with that.  It's a only a game, people.

War_Ensemble
War_Ensemble

I dunno guys Matt Schaub needs to coach his offense line better

KlemKadiddlehopper
KlemKadiddlehopper

That'll make things better, right Texan fan(atics)?  Shake the guy up even more and expect a good performance on Suday.

What is wrong wit this world?


sjaudey
sjaudey

no way, a Texan acting like a fool?  not possible, that state is a bastion for freedom and intelligence

YemiThaBassMan
YemiThaBassMan

Schaub lives in Texas, where Castle Doctrine is alive and well.

He'd have been well within the limits of Texas law if he'd shot any of these fools. It's one thing to boo someone in the stands.

But you show up at my home, that's crossing the line.  

ToddBennett
ToddBennett

This is wholly unacceptable.  It is a game.  I am a huge Cardinals fan, and I really want them to win.  If the Pirates beat them, particularly because of some clutzy play-(looking at you Matt Holliday) I will be aggravated for about an hour, then pop in some Seinfeld, laugh my butt off, and go to work the next day, grateful that it is sunny and 80.  In other words, I will act rationally.  Perspective is desperately needed for these people.  It is a game, entertainment, and not life or death, really it is trivial.  People whose self esteem is that wrapped up in team sport need help.  Sooner or later we risk seeing a true tragedy because fans have decided that the most important thing in the world is a game played with a ball or puck.  That is the sign of a sick society.  As far as the CTE goes, most likely these idiots would trade in his life at 40 for a Super Bowl win.  So empathy can not be found where a conscience does not exist.

gmag39
gmag39

'Houston, we have a problem'... isn't this 'Packer-backer' behavior'??? 

KnowshonBryant
KnowshonBryant

10 years from now when they finally realize the cause of his horrible play was CTE, these angry fans will feel very guilty.  

doublejtrain68
doublejtrain68

That is WAY out of line. Don't ever, ever go to a player's home. That is grounds for a beatdown. You can boo him at the stadium all you want, but that is crossing the line to go to his house, especially if he has a family with young children who don't see him as the QB of the Texans. They just see him as dad. Get a freakin' life. 

EllieKnobloch
EllieKnobloch

Seriously no one smells a publicity stunt? His contract is worth millions and he may just be trying to garner sympathy.

Ok I know the neighborhood, the neighbors and the house and it's hard for me to believe that something like this went down. If anything, Schaub has pin point it out on public, social media via his Facebook and a Twitter when he had one. (Sorta asking for it) Here one block away from this Whole Food... He also goes out a lot in the area (Regularly at the nearby breakfast house) and neighbors know it's him because he invites his O line over often enough. Yeah the house over there with a bunch of NFL players over all the time. (It's a cozy neighborhood.) not condoning threatening anyone's family but I do find it suspicious. At the same time, not surprising either.

JMenefee
JMenefee

@randomdeletion Well played sir.  I think it could also be added that all of us have been idiots at different times of our lives, but for the most part, go out of our way to avoid the types of behavior you speak of.

MarkPost
MarkPost

@heimlich what does that have to do with "fans" accosting him and his family at his home? 

donald5
donald5

@sjaudey So California... the Liberal Mecca is what we should all aspire to be like?  Buried in debt and illegal immigrants... but good thing we give all the kids in the school district free Ipads.  Maybe another liberal mecca like Obama's Chicago?

Daniel19
Daniel19

@sjaudey Typical liberal response. Hows your state budget looking. At least Texas folks have figured out how to keep the state out of debt....

BryanCustard
BryanCustard

@YemiThaBassMan Texas law would definitely have allowed him to take this into his own hands, kinda glad he didn't, cause it would have created a $hit $torm of liberal bashing on Schaub

PWINGS
PWINGS

@KnowshonBryant In your statement, you're making two incorrect assumptions:

1) They'll remember him ten years from now. Most people today can't remember two weeks ago let alone ten years ago.  Ask any history or political science teacher.

2) These "fans" are capable of feeling guilt or compassion. They lack the necessary ingredients for guilt or compassion: a conscience and minimal self-respect.

Regrettably, the only part of your statement that is probably true is him suffering from CTE.

Lee Michael
Lee Michael

@KnowshonBryant many won't . "Fan" comes from the word "fanantic" which is uncritical zeal or  obsessive enthusiasm . I feel for CTE patients but the fans only want blood or wins .

Daniel19
Daniel19

@EllieKnobloch  Let's just say that all you say is true about where he lives. It sounds to me like you are the one that needs watching. Sounds like you are keeping up with his activities far to much. Bit stalkerish....

fieldgunfour21
fieldgunfour21

@J Roy @ChrisBird It means someone who hates Texas for the conservative principles that are bringing everyone across the country to this state for work and a better life for their family. 

MarkPost
MarkPost

@Daniel19 @sjaudey Who gives a crap?  We're talking about Texans not your budget, and Texans are arrogant morons.  Go secede and get the hell off our lawn.

fieldgunfour21
fieldgunfour21

@MarkPost @Daniel19 @sjaudey We would LOVE to secede- but the group-think hive minds insist we should all be apart of the giant borg cube robbing us all blind. 

The problem is no one gives a crap- half the country is obsessed with pop culture and sports. Start giving a crap.

stinky1
stinky1

@BryanCustard @vick3 @Daniel19 @sjaudey And these so called intelligent laws leave businesses free to hire illegals...and pollute the environment...and screw their employees in any way possible...but hey, at least y'alls still have your guns.

fieldgunfour21
fieldgunfour21

@MarkPost @donald5 @stinky1 @BryanCustard Thats the problem with you and the rest of the country, you insist that caring about politics comes 2nd to caring about sports and pop culture. 

 As we slowly circle the drain to becoming another irrelevant country whose greatness is reserved to the history books.

J Roy
J Roy

@MarkPost @donald5 @stinky1 @BryanCustard Thats a problem all over America. The 2 party system, who are more alike than they are different, gets the populace to argue over the the most mundane and minor issues and meanwhile both are robbing you blind. 


Thats siad. As a Texas resident in one of the greatest cities in the US (Austin) please take your Texas bashing and shove it 

MarkPost
MarkPost

@donald5 @stinky1 @BryanCustard this is what is wrong with Texas and Texans.  They try to turn everything political.  As soon as you can figure out what this has to do with sports let me know and you may continue to talk.

donald5
donald5

@stinky1 @BryanCustard So how is your brilliant pick for president doing?  Pretty well right... maybe if you are breaking laws or a welfare leach.