Houston Police Deny Reports Matt Schaub Was Berated by Angry Fans

Mike ChiariFeatured ColumnistOctober 9, 2013

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 29:  Matt Schaub
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Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub has been the chosen whipping boy of fans over the past two weeks after his poor play was largely responsible for losses to the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers. Contrary to initial reports, however, Schaub did not have a run-in with angry fans at his home on Tuesday, according to Houston police.

Contrary to some reports, there was not a group of "angry fans" outside the Schaub residence on Monday.#hounews

— houston police (@houstonpolice) October 9, 2013

A report courtesy of CBS Houston surfaced on Tuesday night, and it was alleged that a group of irate Texans fans confronted and berated Schaub at his home.  

An unidentified source even backed up the report by offering what is now being called a bogus eyewitness account.

“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. Fortunately, neither Schaub nor anyone in his family was hurt.

While Schaub may not have been "told off" by any fans, Houston police confirmed that someone was in his driveway taking pictures.

A family member reported seeing a suspicious male in the driveway of the residence taking pictures.

— houston police (@houstonpolice) October 9, 2013

Despite that, police were reportedly not called to the home.

Police were not called to the home. No other information to release at this time. #hounews

— houston police (@houstonpolice) October 9, 2013

Regardless of the incident, many Texans fans appear to be fed up with Schaub's erratic play this season. He has helped lead Houston to the playoffs in each of the past two seasons, but with eight touchdowns, nine interceptions and a QBR of just 35.4 in 2013, he is easily having his worst campaign as a Texan.

Houston's roster is littered with talent on both sides of the ball. Arian Foster, Andre Johnson, DeAndre Hopkins and Owen Daniels (who will miss some time with a broken fibula) highlight the offensive skill players, while J.J. Watt, Brian Cushing, Ed Reed and Johnathan Joseph solidify the defense. 

The Texans are just 2-3 right now, though, and they trail the Indianapolis Colts by two games in the AFC South. 

Houston was on track to upset the Seahawks two weeks ago, but Schaub threw a devastating pick-six to Richard Sherman late in the game, which allowed Seattle to tie it and then win in overtime. Schaub threw three more interceptions in Week 5 against the 49ers, including a pick-six for the fourth consecutive game. The Niners rolled to a 34-3 win in prime time.

While it's good to hear that Texans fans didn't necessarily overstep their boundaries as was initially reported, it may only be a matter of time before the heat on Schaub as the starting quarterback intensifies even further.


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