Cardinals receiver Brittan Golden concerned about home in Houston

Cardinals receiver Brittan Golden concerned about home in Houston
Posted at 9:30 PM, Aug 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-28 13:19:25-04

By now, you've probably seen at least a few photos or videos of the catastrophic flooding in Houston as a result of the rainfall generated by the storm formerly known as Hurricane Harvey.

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Brittan Golden, who owns a house in Houston, is keeping especially close tabs on the situation.

On Sunday, Golden stopped by ABC15 to discuss the Cardinals' preseason. He also talked to sports anchor Jason Snavely about how the flooding has hit home for him.

"Literally. It's on my front porch," said Golden, a Texas native. "I don't know, it's tough. I mean, just prayers for all the families back in Houston. Houston's getting pounded right now.

"My street looks like a river. The water's up to my garage door."

Golden, who has excelled during preseason play for the Cardinals, isn't the only pro athlete concerned about Houston. Texans star defensive lineman J.J. Watt created a flood relief fund for those impacted by the flooding. Houston Rockets guard and former ASU star James Harden, along with Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu, took to social media to ask for prayers.

Golden and the Cardinals have one more preseason game to prepare for, at the Denver Broncos on Thursday. But with rain expected to continue in and around Houston for the next several days, Golden will continue to keep a close eye on his home, as well as on his friends who live in the city.

"It's supposed to just keep coming for the next 2-3 days, so we're just praying that it dies down for a little bit," he said. "I have to (keep looking) at the security camera on my front porch.

"I've got friends there. They all kind of put sandbags in front of their doors and their garages. We're just hoping (the water) doesn't get in the house."