Many Houston Texans’ Players Took A Knee In Protest Over Remarks Made By Team Owner
Many of the Houston Texans took a knee during Sunday’s matchup with the Seattle Seahawks after remarks from their owner, which sparked controversy. From Fox News, Texans owner Bob McNair apologized for his remarks Saturday morning after his comment:
"We can’t have the inmates running the prison," during a meeting with NFL owners.
Video Source: CBS Evening News
Those comments made by McNair were published in a featured story from ESPN The Magazine’s November 13th issue. McNair’s remarks ignited disapproval from NFL players and beyond, which prompted an apology, stating that his words were not to be taken literally.
McNair told the Houston Chronicle after he met with his players:
I know they were upset, I wanted to answer their questions. I told them if I had it to do over again I wouldn't use that expression.
The meeting from the owners didn’t come up with a policy change that would require players to stand for the anthem, but they are expected to meet again in upcoming weeks to discuss solutions.