Most Of The Texans Took A Knee During The National Anthem

Most Of The Texans Took A Knee During The National Anthem

Most Of The Texans Took A Knee During The National Anthem

McNair did not meet with players until Saturday, a day after two Texans offensive players, DeAndre Hopkins and D'Onta Foreman, skipped practice in response.

According to ESPN, McNair said, "We can't have the inmates running the prison", when the group was talking about ways to address the recent protests by some players during the playing of the national anthem.

The protest comes in the wake of some controversial comments from the Texans owner.

Almost the entire Houston team took a knee during the national anthem on Sunday in Seattle, a direct shot at Bob McNair after a tumultuous few days that have seen owner and players turned against each other.

The league-wide protests began early in the 2016 season when Colin Kaepernick made a decision to take a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality and inequality against minorities.

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It appears that McNair's apology was not enough for some players.

In arguing for the league to do something, McNair said they can't have "inmates running the prison." And that's exactly what they did before Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks.

He's apologized twice since the report surfaced saying that he was referring to the relationship between the league office and team owners and he also met with players Saturday morning.

Texans left tackle Duane Brown told reporters that he was "sickened" by McNair's words.

The NFL continued to see sporadic protests during the national anthem on Sunday, a month after President Trump ignited a firestorm by suggesting players who kneel during the anthem should be fired. Since then, players all across the league have come out against his comments.

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