Almost entire Texans team protests after owner firestorm

Almost entire Texans team protests after owner firestorm

Almost entire Texans team protests after owner firestorm

McNair, during the players-owners meeting, was trying to implore his fellow owners that they should not allow the players to protest the anthem, in the process risking some owner money and fan popularity.

The Houston Texans all got on the plane for the team's game against the Seattle Seahawks, but that doesn't mean the controversy over owner Bob McNair's comments is over.

Although an NFC team is hosting the game, the action will be broadcast on CBS when the Texans and Seahawks start on Sunday.

Duane Brown and Jadeveon Clowney were among the majority of Texans players who took a knee and linked arms during the pre-game anthem.

McNair issued two public apologies via statements distributed by the Texans. "We can't have the inmates running the prison", McNair said at a meeting regarding National Football League players' demonstrations against racial inequality and police brutality.

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"As I said yesterday, I was not referring to our players when I made a very regretful comment during the owners meetings last week", McNair said in a statement released Saturday. Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and rookie running back D'Onta Foreman, left the team facility and did not practice.

McNair apologized for the comments on Friday and again on Saturday, saying, "I am truly sorry to the players for how this has impacted them and the perception that it has created of me, which could not be further from the truth".

McNair's comments have not been well-received in any part of NFL circles, with players from all around the league ripping him during the latter part of this week.

I wonder if some players will kneel or sit next week as well.

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