Houston Texans owner Bob McNair has been catching hell, and rightfully so for comments he made at a recent meeting between owners, team executives and Commissioner Roger Goodell. McNair said the NFL “can’t have the inmates running the prison” regarding protests during the national anthem. Texans player Duane Brown called the remarks “ignorant” and “disrespectful.”Two other players, DeAndre Hopkins and D’Onta Foreman left practice last week after hearing about the comments.
McNair later issued an apology:
Statement from Texans Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert C. McNair: pic.twitter.com/EXdwKZ4y4x
— Texans PR (@TexansPR) October 27, 2017
JAY-Z joined a growing number of celebrities blasting McNair:
“[They’re] injuring themselves on the field, giving it all they got. That’s how they look at you,” Hov told the crowd during his concert in Anaheim, California. “That’s what they think about you. We got so much further to go. The truth is we all believe in whatever you believe in. God, Allah. Whatever you believe in, we come from one source which means we are all brothers and sisters at the end of the day.”
Jay Z addressing McNair’s Inmates running the prison comment. pic.twitter.com/8x2vmeZmh4
— Robert Littal (@BSO) October 28, 2017