Jonathan Owens, best known as gymnast Simone Biles' boyfriend, was among the players waived by the Houston Texans ahead of the upcoming season.
Owens, who was cut by the Arizona Cardinals in August 2019, signed with the Texans practice squad in 2020.
Rumor has it that Owens was cut because he spends too much time on social media with Biles and not enough time focusing on his game.
The 26-year-old safety was on the Texans practice squad for six weeks until he was called up again last January.
Owens and Biles recently celebrated their one-year anniversary. He is often seen kissing and cuddling with Biles in a plethora of social media photos.
The 24-year-old Olympic bronze medalist gushed about Owens to PEOPLE.
"I love watching him play because he has such a passion. He works so hard, so for him to be able to showcase that on the field is really exciting."
On Sunday, Biles shared photos of Owens during practice. She wrote, "watching #36 on game days is my favorite." He commented, "Your my favorite [sic]."
Since returning to the U.S. for the Tokyo Olympic Games, Biles has been catching up on quality time with Owens.
Fortunately, they will have a lot more time to spend together during the upcoming NFL season.
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NFL fans booed the "woke" NFL social justice activism on the field during the NFL's first game of week one on Thursday night.
The boos were the loudest when players from the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans linked arms for a moment of silence for equality (see video below).
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The Chiefs official Twitter page chose to show video of the fans cheering rather than the boos.
MSN called the booing "an unmistakable and shameful moment".
The Houston players stayed in their locker room during the "Star Spangled Banner" and the Black National Anthem "Lift Every Voice" prior to the start of the game.
The players said the decision was made to stay in the locker room because they didn't want to insult soldiers who died to protect their country.
All except one Chiefs player stood during the two national anthems. Chiefs defensive lineman Alex Okafor was the only player who kneeled. He also raised his fist in the air.
Texans defensive end JJ Watt said the booing was "unfortunate."
"The moment of unity I personally thought was good," he said after the game.
"I mean the booing during that moment was unfortunate. I don't fully understand that. There was no flag involved. There was nothing involved other than two teams coming together to show unity."
The NFL showed its commitment to equality by emblazoning the words "End Racism" and "It Takes All of Us" at the end of each end zone.
The Super Bowl champion Chiefs won the game 34-20.
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