A group of Houston Texans fans confronted quarterback Matt Schaub at his home and criticized him for his poor play this season, local media report.
A “source close to law enforcement” told the Fred and Ted Show that NFL officials contacted police after Schaub informed them that fans had shown up at his front door, CBS Houston reports. According to the report, the indeterminate number of fans “berated” Schaub for his inconsistent play so far this season.
“A fan went to his house and told him off,” the source reportedly told CBS Houston. The unnamed source added that a second fan took pictures of Schaub’s family, and then posted the photos to Facebook.
The alleged confrontation did not turn violent; neither Schaub nor any member of his family was injured, and police did not make any arrests, CBS Houston reports. In fact, the fans had dispersed before Houston cops could arrive on the scene.
While the exact details are not yet clear, CBS Houston’s source claims that Schaub contacted Texans officials, who contacted the NFL, who reached out to Houston police. Schaub has yet to publicly comment on the situation.
The Texans, initially expected to compete for the AFC South division title, are off to a disappointing 2-3 start this season. Schaub’s erratic play has been a major factor in their struggles. The 32-year-old has thrown a pick-six in an NFL record four straight games, and his 76.9 quarterback rating is the lowest mark of his tenure in Houston, CBS reports.
This isn’t the first time Texans fans have found a way to voice their displeasure with Schaub’s on-field performance. A Houston restaurant began offering a “Matt Schaub Special,” in which customers could “pick six” toppings for their burger, Deadspin reported. In addition, several Texans fans gathered in the Reliant Stadium parking lot to burn a newly purchased Schaub jersey.