Michael Irvin provided some much needed insight into what happened that led to Texans head coach Bill O’Brien suddenly trading DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals on Monday.
The hall of fame WR stated on ESPN’s Get Up that O’Brien compared Hopkins to Aaron Hernandez and also brought up his baby mamas as well.
“I said, ‘Tell me what happened in Houston,’ and he went into it. He told me, he said, ‘Michael, it was a bit of a power struggle there’ because Bill O’Brien thought, Coach O’Brien thought [Hopkins] had too much influence over the locker room. He called DeAndre Hopkins in a meeting to talk about this and, I kinda guess, hash it out. In that meeting, he started the meeting with telling DeAndre Hopkins this, that blew my mind when DeAndre told me this. He told DeAndre Hopkins, he said: ‘Hey, the last time I had to have a meeting like this, it was with Aaron Hernandez.’ I was like: ‘What? He put in Aaron Hernandez in this meeting?’ He said, ‘Yes he did.’ He said: ‘Michael, that blew my mind that he would even bring that up. I’ve never been in any trouble. I don’t know why would he equate me with Aaron Hernandez.’
“And from there, the meeting just deteriorated, you know. He got into talking about DeAndre Hopkins. DeAndre Hopkins has a few kids from different women, and he said, he told DeAndre he doesn’t like that he has his ‘baby mamas’ around sometimes. And from that, 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, all because of that relationship.”
Hernandez is a convicted murderer and Hopkins has never been in trouble off the field.
This is a shocking revelation from Irvin.