What NFL players are saying about Bob McNair's 'inmates' comment

Texans players considered walkout over Bob McNair comment
Doug Gottlieb: DeAndre Hopkins Isn't "Smart Enough" To Get "Nuance" Of Bob McNair's "Inmates" Quote

30 October, 2017

"I think it was ignorant", Brown added. There's no way I can prove it unless McNair says it himself but one has to wonder about the situation.

Despite the apology, Texans players are planning a huge protest to retaliate against the owner's words, which will take place before their game on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.

"I appreciate when people like that show who they really are", Sherman said. "I would never characterise our players or our league that way and I apologise to anyone who was offended by it". I used a figure of speech that was never meant to be taken literally.

Whatever happens, players on teams in the rest of the league also took notice of McNair's remarks, with some calling him akin to Donald Sterling, the former Los Angeles Clippers owner who was suspended and forced to sell his team by the National Basketball Association after racially charged remarks that were recorded came to light.

ESPN reported Friday, citing an unnamed source, that some Texans players considered a walkout in response to the comment.

Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins missed Friday's practice despite not appearing on the injury report or having any visible limitations recently.

McNair's comment was made during the owners meeting in NY earlier this month.

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Brown remained one of the most vocal Texans players. "Welcome to America 2017".

Owner Bob McNair said his "inmate" comment was just a "figure of speech".

"Some of these owners are showing their true colors", Sherman said.

Several Seahawks players, including defensive lineman Michael Bennett, Frank Clark, Cliff Avril, Marcus Smith, Quinton Jefferson, Sheldon Richardson, Jarran Reed and Branden Jackson, as well as linebacker Michael Wilhoite, have sat or took a knee during the national anthem before a game this season.

"First they (demonstrators) were sons of bitches and now inmates?" "I don't know how he can learn so fast, but he's just learned it". They don't pay taxes. "So why is that OK?"

A league spokesman had said earlier this week that Kaepernick was expected to be invited to the next meeting between NFL players and owners.

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