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Texans owner Bob McNair on anthem protes
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Houston Texans owner Bob McNair made a shocking comment that stunned some in the room at Trent Richardson Jersey a recent NFL owners meeting in mid-October, according to a recent report by ESPN.Owners of every NFL team gathered in New York following a meeting between players, owners and commi sioner Roger Goodell to discu s protests during the national anthem. At the meeting, McNair compared NFL players to inmates in a prison."We can't have the inmates running the prison," McNair said, according to ESPNs report.MORE: Texans players threaten walkout after McNair's commentsGoodell and owners of 11 NFL teams met with a group Colts Men's Custom Game Jersey of players to develop a plan that would satisfy advertisers and fans who were upset by the anthem protests, according to ESPN. The NFL has faced declining ratingsthis season.Following that meeting, owners of all 32 franchises and Goodell met amongst themselves, where McNair made the comment, according to ESPN. MORE: Who do you cheer for?McNair released a statement on the Texans PR twitter account following ESPNs report.I regret that I used that expre sion, McNair said in the statement. I never meant to offend anyone Andrew Luck Olive Men's Limited Jersey and I was not referring to our players. I used a figure of speech that was never intended to be taken literally. I would Andre Johnson Jersey never characterize our players or our league that way and I apologize to anyone who was offended by it.MORE: Outraged athletes respond to McNair's commentsresident Donald Trump has attacked the NFL on his Twitter account for not forcing all players to stand during the anthem, which led to an increase in protests in late September. Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began protesting during the national anthem last season.McNair donated $1 million to Donald Trump's inauguration committee, according to a report by the Houston Chronicle. He also gave $1 million to a super PAC focused on protecting the Republican hold on the U.S. Senate, according to the Texas Tribune. His contributions were Vontae Davis Jersey most amongst NFL owners, the Tribune's report said.
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