Patriots file tampering charges against Texans
The Houston Texans started to emulate the New England Patriots in 2014 when they hired former Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien as their head coach. Since then, we’ve seen multiple common connections pop up in the Texans organization. From assistant coaches to players, there are many Patriots-centric themes down in Houston.
As it turns out, the Patriots think the Texans have finally gone too far.
On Wednesday, according to ESPN, the Patriots filed tampering charges with the NFL against the Texans for their attempted general manager hire of Nick Caserio. The NFL is reportedly set to begin an investigation against Houston and the allegations.
The Texans fired their GM Brian Gaine last Friday — a day after the Patriots Super Bowl ring ceremony. Caserio was at the ceremony along with former Patriots team chaplain Jack Easterby. Easterby left Foxboro this offseason to become Houston’s executive vice president of team development.
On the day that the Texans fired Gaine, they requested permission to interview Caserio. The Patriots reportedly never answered. Now we know why.