The Texans Considered Staging A Walkout Over Owner Bob McNair's 'Prison' Comments

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McNair issued an apology on Friday, after the "inmates" comment went public.

ESPN reports players, team owners and other NFL shot-callers convened last week to establish a plan of action surrounding the two-sided backlash over protests which take place during the pre-game national anthem. And he wasn't finished there.

McNair's "private statement to the National Football League owners, published in November issue of ESPN The Magazine, revealed how challenging National Football League owners and players have found the issue amid a backlash fueled by Trump. Well, I'm not in a hospital and I'm for damn sure not in a prison". With McNair funneling millions of dollars to President Donald Trump's campaign, you have to wonder if his views align with the president's which are ones that cause rifts and splits rather than unification. "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".

"I let them know that number one, the last thing I want to be is a distraction to the team", McNair told Fox 26 on Saturday.

Offensive lineman Duane Brown also spoke out, saying that the comments didn't surprise him. "I think it was embarrassing".

Do Texans players kneel for the anthem en masse on Sunday? Anybody that feels like we're given this and we're just privileged to have this money; yes we're grateful for it.

"Some people comment on my post, saying, 'it's just a figure of speech.' I mean, agree or disagree, figure of speeches aren't okay in 2017", Green said.

According to Wickersham and Van Natta, as Jones made his case, Redskins owner Dan Snyder said, "See, Jones gets it - 96 percent of Americans are for guys standing", a remark some dismissed as an overstatement. If you have Seattle questions, that's what I'm here to talk about, with all due respect, and there's a lot of respect there.

Forty-niners owner Jed York and Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie spoke next; York emphasized that each market was different while Lurie supported his players' right to kneel. I think you stand with your beliefs. "Hopefully at some point, we'll meet at some kind of middle ground, but it's frustrating, for sure".

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