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Houston Texans unhappy with Dunta Robinson's shoe message

pdated: September 14, 2009, 9:16 PM ET
Robinson message angers Texans
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Houston Texans cornerback Dunta Robinson took his contract demands to the field, and the team was not happy.

During Sunday's 24-7 loss to the Jets, Robinson wore shoes with the words "Pay me Rick" in reference to general manager Rick Smith. Robinson remains miffed about not getting a long-term contract with the team despite signing his franchise tender more than a week ago.

"I found out after the game," Texans coach Gary Kubiak said. "I didn't know anything about it. I'm disappointed, but it's been dealt with as a football team and it's been dealt with as an organization."

Kubiak said there would be no suspension or fine for the action.

Robinson apologized.

"If it offended anybody, I apologize for it," he said. "It was something that it wasn't serious at all. People in this locker room didn't take it serious."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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