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Houston Texans Owner Bob McNair Regrets Apologizing for ‘Inmates Running the Prison’ Comment

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Last October, at the height of the debate over NFL players protesting our national anthem, Houston Texans owner Bob McNair made headlines when ESPN reported that he compared the player’s protests to “inmates running the prison” during a meeting with team owners, executives and league officials.

Shortly after his comment began to make headlines across the nation, McNair issued this apology:

“I regret that I used that expression. I never meant to offend 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.”

But McNair now regrets issuing that apology, telling the Wall Street Journal on Thursday that he had “nothing to apologize for.”

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“The main thing I regret is apologizing. … I really didn’t have anything to apologize for,” McNair said.

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The Texans owner went on to tell the Journal that his “inmates” analogy wasn’t intended to be a reference to the league’s players, but NFL executives who McNair feels have more power than the owners.

“We were talking about a number of things, but we were also washing some of our dirty linen, which you do internally,” McNair continued. “You can’t do that publicly. That’s what I was addressing: The relationship of owners and the league office.”

After ESPN inaccurately characterized McNair’s comments, Houston Texans offensive lineman, Duane Brown, was one of the only players to speak out publicly against the team’s owner.

Brown, who raised his fist during the national anthem prior to a 2016 game in order to “protest” what he claimed was racial inequality and oppression, took aim at McNair’s comments:

“I think it was ignorant. I think it was embarrassing. I think it angered a lot of players, including myself. We put our bodies and minds on the line every time we step on that field, and to use an analogy of inmates in prison, that’s disrespectful. That’s how I feel about it.”

The Texans offensive lineman also went on to claim McNair used a team meeting to blast Barack Obama’s victory in the 2008 Presidential campaign.

“He came to talk to the team,” Brown said. “He was visibly upset about it. He said, ‘I know a lot of y’all are happy right now, but it’s not the outcome that some of us were looking for.’ That was very shocking to me.”

McNair denies any such meeting ever occurred.

“I don’t go into meetings and express views like that,” McNair said. “I never said that. He has no problem saying things that are not true.”

According to a nationwide survey conducted in November, some 60 percent of Americans disagreed with the NFL’s handling of the national anthem protests.

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NFL Coach Bill Belichick Declines Presidential Medal of Freedom, Citing ‘Social Justice’ Reasons

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NFL coach Bill Belichick has caved to the politically correct mob and will be rejecting the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Donald Trump.

He made the announcement on Tuesday that he was rejecting the Medal of Freedom to the NFL Network.

“Recently, I was offered the opportunity to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which I was flattered by out of respect for what the honor represents and admiration for prior recipients. Subsequently, the tragic events of last week occurred and the decision has been made not to move forward with the award,” Belichick said.

“Above all, I am an American citizen with great reverence for our nation’s values, freedom and democracy. I know I also represent my family and the New England Patriots team. One of the most rewarding things in my professional career took place in 2020 when, through the great leadership within our team, conversations about social justice, equality and human rights moved to the forefront and became actions. Continuing those efforts while remaining true to the people, team and country I love outweigh the benefits of any individual award,” he added.

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Before he was gelded, Belichick had been a long-time friend of Trump, and he had endorsed Trump back in 2016 in a glowing letter that the soon-to-be president read to a New Hampshire crowd.

“Congratulations on a tremendous campaign. You have dealt with an unbelievable slanted and negative media, and have come out beautifully – beautifully,” Belichick wrote. “You’ve proved to be the ultimate competitor and fighter. Your leadership is amazing.”

“I have always had tremendous respect for you, but the toughness and perseverance you have displayed over the past year is remarkable. Hopefully tomorrow’s election results will give the opportunity to make America great again. Best wishes for great results tomorrow,” he added.

Unfortunately, the far-left NFL eventually wore Belichick down and he folded to the liberal mob.

Big League Politics has reported on the NFL’s embrace of the Black Lives Matter terror movement following the China-backed protests of washed up former QB Colin Kaepernick:

The National Football League is planning to play what some call the “Black National Anthem” before every Week One game during the 2020 season, a nod to dissatisfaction with the American National Anthem within the league’s player base and the broader liberal social justice movement in the United States.

The league will feature the song ‘Lift Ev’ry Voice And Sing,’ playing it in a manner similar to how the Star Spangled Banner is traditionally played at games. Sources indicate that the former will be played before the latter.

NFL players will also be permitted the option of memorializing individuals who are allegedly the victims of police violence, wearing a sticker on their helmets with the names of individuals such as George Floyd.

The New England Patriots ought to change the name of their team after Belichick’s shameful capitulation and betrayal of President Trump.

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