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Texans players considered walkout over Bob McNair comment

Texans players considered walkout over Bob McNair comment

Several members of the Houston Texans NFL team considered staging a walkout from practice on Friday, over comments made by their team's owner that appeared to compare players who kneel during the national anthem to "inmates".

After the story went public, McNair issued a public apology expressing "regret" for his words and maintaining that he never "meant to offend" anyone.

McNair, a billionaire, gave money to Trump's presidential campaign a year ago, as did many other National Football League owners.

For many, including myself, I consider those comments to be highly offensive, especially in the context that they were used. "I wanted to answer their questions".

"It sickened me", Brown told Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.

Rookie cornerback Treston Decoud said he doesn't think McNair's comment is unpopular among team owners.

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On Friday morning, the Texans released a statement from McNair apologizing for the characterization, which he called just a "figure of speech".

DeAndre Hopkins was a no-show at Houston Texans practice on Friday. Brown said players ultimately made a decision to practice but added that the team will reconvene to discuss the issue at a later time. He ended a long holdout earlier this week and was the only player on the team to raise a fist during the anthem in games last season. I'm sure there are a lot of owners that feel that way.

- Liz Lemon (@_MyDMsBroke) October 27, 2017Bob McNair needs to realize the millions of dollars he is making is because of these "inmates". I used a figure of speech that was never meant to be taken literally.

"The message was more to be careful who you have private conversations with, because things that you think are confidential can spread like wildfire", Brown said. You're an inmate. We can't let you guys out of line. Texans coach Bill O'Brien declined to comment on any connection to McNair, saying only that Hopkins had taken a "personal day". Previously, however, the Brown-McNair relationship wasn't great, apart from the player's holdout.

ESPN said McNair later apologized to Vincent. We can't let you have your own beliefs.


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