The majority of Houston Texans players are expected to kneel during the national anthem Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.
The kneeling comes in response to comments made by owner Bob McNair about national anthem protests.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted Sunday morning, “Texans OT Duane Brown told @JosinaAnderson that he anticipates “65-70 percent” of his teammates will kneel today. Won’t remove helmet decals.”
Texans OT Duane Brown told @JosinaAnderson that he anticipates “65-70 percent” of his teammates will kneel today. Won’t remove helmet decals
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 29, 2017
McNair got into some serious hot water for comments about the national anthem protests during an NFL owners meeting. He addressed the subject during the meeting, and said, “We can’t have the inmates running the prison.”
The Texans owner quickly released an apology, which stated the following:
I regret I used that expression. I never meant to hurt anyone and I was not referring to our players. I used a figure of speech that was never intended to be taken literally. I would never characterize our players or our league that way and I apologize to anyone who was offended by it.
Statement from Texans Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert C. McNair: pic.twitter.com/EXdwKZ4y4x
— Texans PR (@TexansPR) October 27, 2017
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