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- Author: Tabitha Byrd Oct 30, 2017,
Oct 30, 2017, 1:35
Texans owner Bob McNair attended an owners' meeting this month in NY on Friday and, according to ESPN The Magazine, said during a discussion about players' negotiating over their right to protests: "We can't have the inmates running the prison".
After being compared to "inmates running the prison" by team owner Bob McNair, a majority of the Houston Texans responded by taking a knee during the national anthem before their game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
The Texans had indicated there would be some type of protest following comments by owner Bob McNair.
After the story broke, McNair issued another apology through the Texans' PR staff, claiming the statement was not made in reference to the players. Players, following the lead of former National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick, say they kneel to protest social injustices, particularly against African-Americans. And that's exactly what they did before Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks. "We put our bodies and minds on the line every time we step onto that field, and to use an analogy of inmates in a prison, I'd say that's disrespectful".
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The Houston Texans added offensive tackle Duane Brown to the active roster Saturday.
After McNair said those words last week at the league meeting, ESPN said the comment "stunned some in the room".
Although only a small minority of the league participated in such protests, President Donald Trump demanded players stand for the national anthem.
About Texans players stood during the anthem, but locked arms with the players who chose to kneel.