Bob McNair on inmates in prison comment: “The main thing I regret is apologizing”

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Texans owner Bob McNair is not sorry he said the NFL was at risk of having the “inmates running the prison” last year. He is sorry for apologizing for that comment.

McNair told the Wall Street Journal that he doesn’t think he did anything wrong and doesn’t think he should have been pressured into saying he was sorry.

The main thing I regret is apologizing,” McNair said. He insists the “inmates” he was referring to were not NFL players, but rather league executives who he felt had more control over major decisions than the owners. “I really didn’t have anything to apologize for.”

McNair said he sees nothing objectionable about the comments he made at a league meeting and thinks if people were offended, that just means they didn’t understand what he meant.

“In business, it’s a common expression. But the general public doesn’t understand it, perhaps,” he said.

McNair denied what former Texan Duane Brown told PFT last year, that McNair had expressed dismay to the team in 2008 after the election of Barack Obama.

“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.”

McNair also denied talk that he would keep the Texans from signing players who kneeled for the national anthem. McNair says he does think, however, that politics should be kept off the football field. McNair’s own comments, however, may make the players who disagree with him decide they need to make their statements more strongly.

146 responses to “Bob McNair on inmates in prison comment: “The main thing I regret is apologizing”

  1. He shouldn’t of apologized and I fully agree. People make a commonly used phrase into a racial thing. It amazes me how people act anymore. You could say your favorite drink is mountain dew and somehow it would be racist. How is that? Why is that? WHY WHY WHY!?!?

  2. Is there an NFL owner that’s a bigger tool than this one? Not that the bar is set that high.

  3. Having offended someone is becoming practically a capital offense in this country. That oversensitivity has weakened the nation as a whole.

  4. You may hate kneeling and that’s fine. I think you don’t I understand the point, but at least it’s a valid position to take. Even if I dont agree. But I think it’s safe to say at this point this guy is a racist and the nfl would be wise to boot his ass just like the nba did to the clippers guy.

    At some point black players just aren’t going to sign with the Texans and that’s not fair to the fans. Not to mention he’s a pretty crappy owner as far as the team being a winner as well.

  5. Protests on your own time.. If fans are sick of it and the NFL is losing $$$$, I think I would get rid of the kneeling also.. That’s just how you run a business!

  6. maybe you should apologize for propogating deflategate and reinforcing goodell’s lies about Brady?

    ever think of that old, bigoted, dumb, cheater jerk?

  7. He is a BUSINESS man – not a “politically correct” man. He has made his success off of being smart in the business that allowed him to buy the Texans! The general public (most of which will never be in a meeting of any importance) certainly does not understand and spun this story completely out of control..

  8. Good for him, even if he was talking about the players why should he apologize? It’s his team he should run it as he sees fit. If players disagree don’t sign there. Everyone needing a safe space these days gets old.

  9. It’s just an expression meaning the employees don’t own the team and shouldn’t dictate what the owner of a team does. He said what most fans believe. Politics don’t belong on the field no matter what your views are…Why isn’t Duane Brown catching heat for lying about what Mr Mcnair said?

  10. viachicago22 says:

    April 5, 2018 at 11:43 am

    Donald Sterling must be thinking he chose the wrong league
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    If you believed that story you are a sucker… He was punished by selling his team for $2 billion dollars. lol

  11. “Inmates running the asylum” is an expression that has been around for decades. Like many expressions, it is not meant to be taken literally. But we live in an age where everything is a headline, and it becomes a social media frenzy. He may or may not be a terrible person, I have no idea, but it’s not because of 1 quote.

  12. This is all because today’s professional athlete doesn’t know very common expressions that have been around for many decades and they are also hyper sensitive. He wasn’t calling them inmates, he was using a very common expression saying you can’t have employees run the company over their bosses. But of course it turned into a race issue, which it definitely wasn’t. He wasn’t wrong.

  13. 1phillyphan says:
    April 5, 2018 at 11:57 am
    It’s just an expression meaning the employees don’t own the team and shouldn’t dictate what the owner of a team does. He said what most fans believe. Politics don’t belong on the field no matter what your views are…Why isn’t Duane Brown catching heat for lying about what Mr Mcnair said?
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    it’s called “double standard” and it happens all the time in this pc world.

  14. tedmurph says:
    April 5, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Is there an NFL owner that’s a bigger tool than this one? Not that the bar is set that high.
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    I can think of a couple dozen Packer owners who could give him a run for his money.

  15. Hey Bobby, why don’t you take a few plays off. You know, stop saying stuff for awhile. You can’t turn this into something that everyone will understand or agree with.

  16. This GM is another place marker.. Make Bill and Deshaun happy until Bob see how it works out. If it fails Rick Smith SR VP of Football will be once again GM and Bill and Gaines will be gone!!!!!

  17. “Inmates running the asylum” is an expression that has been around for decades.

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    True. But this guy said “inmates running the prison”. Not exactly the same.

  18. afcnorth54 says:
    April 5, 2018 at 11:57 am
    “Inmates running the asylum” is an expression that has been around for decades. Like many expressions, it is not meant to be taken literally. But we live in an age where everything is a headline, and it becomes a social media frenzy. He may or may not be a terrible person, I have no idea, but it’s not because of 1 quote.

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    Exactly.

    But his past, according to some who know more than me or less than me, love to judge things from the past. You judge that past during the sentencing phase, not during the trial. Otherwise, all kinds of people would be guilty when in fact, a case for one particular incident become just part of the picture.

    It becomes a part of the picture (as previously stated) when the Judge hands down the sentence as the accumulation of convictions become relevant.

  19. I’ve heard the expression “inmates running the asylum” for decades; even our principals and teachers said it about us back in the 1980s.
    Nobody ever took it racially until now.

    I detest actual racism, but screaming about it where it doesn’t exist makes it harder on victims of actual discrimination and mistreatment.

  20. Those that believe McNair’s explanation probably also believe his statement that the Texans’ tickets are reasonably priced.

  21. Gotta love these billionaire Plantation owners. They just keep tripping over their own stupidity.

  22. “McNair also denied talk that he would keep the Texans from signing players who kneeled for the national anthem.”

    They signed Aaron Colvin, who knelt for the anthem, so that narrative is moot.

  23. Good for him. We sadly live in a world of panzies who look for anything cry or whine about. We need more old school, call it the way it is people. More toughness and people held accountable for their actions. I don’t know the guy but he has my full respect for this.

  24. You are depending on the “players” to take the field and win you a super bowl. Who is in charge Bob?? That’s right the inmates are in charge and there is nothing you can do about it. Cut the checks and if you don’t like how things are going sell the team. You can make any remark you want but you are just the owner. You have no control over what happens on the field. Hey Bob, it’s just business lol.

  25. millennials need thicker skin. This is the generation that everyone expects to kowtow to them. If they have initiative, like Josh Rosen, that’s fine. It’s OK to ask questions, provided you learn. Time to grow up, safe spacers.

  26. He’s right, he never should have apologized. It’s a very common expression and has no racial overtones whatsoever. I’ve been in the corporate world for over 30 years and have heard and used it myself countless times.

  27. I agree in one area, keep politics off the field. That includes both sides so lets do away with the anthem all together. Stop having the tax payers flip the bill and lets just play football. This worshiping of our government clouds people minds.

  28. Seriously this buttercup mentality has got to STOP. Everybody is always offended. Well I’m offended by the offended! Pull up your big boy pants and stop always trying to find something wrong. I’m sure McNair is no saint but this is a very common business description. He shouldn’t apologize. If anything, he should be apologizing for not sharing or lobbying for players to see a bigger cut of the tv contracts. And for working over fans fir ticket prices but that is all owners.

  29. We all know what he meant. It is like the old saying of the ‘lunatics running the asylum’ Since it was about the fake protest it turned into something bigger than it was. He is right he should of never apologized. This league has become a joke when you let players protest at their jobs and disrespect our flag and country.

  30. I don’t blame him. This country is full of babies and they were the ones whining about his comment. All he was did was use an analogy. Oh no, anything but that!

  31. Mr. McNair, don’t sweat it. The vast majority of fans, the silent majority, agree with you and that’s all that matters.

  32. Attention Snowflakes. Everyone needs to get their emotional support animal and head to their favorite safe space.

  33. He just now explains his comment were about the League after the huge backlash and his apology? Don’t believe that. In fact, this latest comment will likely be seen by the Commissioner as being a second individual offense of conduct detrimental to the League. This time it’s a bit more serious as it’s aimed at the League.

  34. jordan4440 says:
    April 5, 2018 at 11:39 am
    He shouldn’t of apologized and I fully agree. People make a commonly used phrase into a racial thing. It amazes me how people act anymore. You could say your favorite drink is mountain dew and somehow it would be racist. How is that? Why is that? WHY WHY WHY!?!?

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    You owe Dr. Pepper an apology.

  35. Would everybody have reacted the same way had he said: “The foxes running the hen house”? It means the same thing. It’s an expression, not a literal comment.

  36. harrisonhits2 says:
    April 5, 2018 at 11:46 am
    Having offended someone is becoming practically a capital offense in this country. That oversensitivity has weakened the nation as a whole.

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    I completely agree. Some people who are offended by athletes who kneel during the anthem act as if because they are offended the athletes who offended them should be put to death.

    As a veteran, and a member of a family in which we’ve had men (and women in our current generation) serving in the military going back to the Civil War, I find it sad to see such intolerance. My family and I don’t have any more special claim on the American flag than any other Americans.

    Every service member swears an oath to support and defend the Constitution. There is no mention of the flag, but the Constitution guarantees the American people free speech. I don’t agree with everything every American says, but I, like every other service member, swore an oath to defend their right to say what they want.

  37. McNair’s own comments, however, may make the players who disagree with him decide they need to make their statements more strongly.
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    You know what that will lead to dont you ? More spectators like CK.

  38. redlikethepig says:
    April 5, 2018 at 12:26 pm
    Attention Snowflakes. Everyone needs to get their emotional support animal and head to their favorite safe space.

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    My safe space is a dirt bike.

  39. Wrong Bob – the general public absolutely understands that this is a common expression. Even that malcontent Duane Brown knows what it means – he was just using it as an opportunity to twist your intentions and whip the locker room into a frenzy so he could get his way – a trade out of Houston. Such is the era of “Gotcha” politics.

  40. when the texan players began protesting metaphors, that was the last straw for me. i left & haven’t watched a game since. postseason included. it’s not ALL on the kneelers. the league has done it’s fair share to turn a once great game into a one-sided pillow fight but protesting metaphors was it for me.

  41. He’s right, he shouldn’t have apologized. This is an oft-used phrase common to public knowledge that a few mal-content wannabe victims tried to twist to accuse him of racism.

  42. To an SJW, an apology is akin to signing the confession statement.

    It is evidence of their original made up narrative.

  43. harrisonhits2 says:

    April 5, 2018 at 11:46 am

    Having offended someone is becoming practically a capital offense in this country. That oversensitivity has weakened the nation as a whole.

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    Nope, it’s those that are offended by someone else being offended that have done the real damage.

    But maybe that’s just me.

  44. Fan InDenial says:
    April 5, 2018 at 12:19 pm
    Lol I hope his team sits out on him.
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    so don’t I. There are enough overpaid players to take their place when they do. Remember the strike year? It may not have been pretty to watch, but they were players that actually cared about the game.

  45. It is hip to be politically incorrect, to be dictatorial, and to discriminate. Fashion does change. What is acceptable behavior now may be despised in a few years and in eternity.

  46. Finally an honest public figure. enough with parsing every word that gets said and apologizing because a bunch of social media rants. I hope ozzie and harbaugh do the same in there depositions today about KAP. we didn’t like him enough to sign him and by the way WE DO THE SAME multiple times a year with other players.

  47. just goes to show everyone how out of touch these players are. take a simple phrase that folks have been using for several decades and the people get upset.

  48. I’m very concerned about this situation. Was Bob McNair held hostage by “SJWs” and forced to apologize? Is he concerned for his future safety? Does he have adequate security against additional forced apologies?? Apology kidnappings are clearly on the rise, folks.

  49. @nflviewer

    Well, it’s funny you make such a comment about upholding the values of the constitution. What these players are doing, is the the start of unconstitutional. That piece of paper protect every man, woman and child from persecution while blabbering about whatever it is they want, on their own dang time. That’s where the line was crossed. Had these players taken their own money, and their own time to demonstrate on what they believe needs fixing in this country, not a single person would be up in arms. Why? Because they are given a choice. The NFL players who kneel during the anthem have taken the fan base hostage, if you want to watch us play, you need to watch us demonstrate. That’s a disgusting act. You may say “don’t watch the anthem”, well, I love the national anthem and it’s meaning in this country, and it’s importance at sporting events. Why should I, a paying customer, have to pick a side? You may say Indont have to, but that’s false. There is no middle ground in debates anymore, it’s one extreme or the other, and it’s infuriating. If I skip the anthem, I still have to hear about it on MMQB, or here, or ESPN, or on the radio or during the broadcast! I didn’t tune in to a political debate, I tuned into a football game. What’s worse, ~80% of these players have no idea what they are protesting, and I’d argue ~99% have no idea how to fix it. You are right though, nobody cares that you are offended, one way or the other. But, somehow, people make it sound like everybody cares. And they don’t. Which is the way it should be. Get over it, or get out.

  50. That phrase is not specific to any group – it’s a general expression used to imply that the power dynamic has shifted.

    I’ve used that with my kids. I’ve used that with my soccer teammates on defense who want to play offense. I’ve used that phrase with my parents when they get picky with the type of coffee creamer I keep in my house.

    Here’s another phrase that seems appropriate right now – “the boy who cried wolf”, as the amount of hysteria and hypersensitive response to every tiny thing has caused most people to tune out the real offenses in society.

  51. Wow! Didn’t know it was so many racist people on this blog.. Well yes I did. Guy makes a comment like that and everyone on here supports him like yall support Trump. Good ole U S of A

  52. He didn’t like Obama eh? Guess that means he should be publicly shamed and have his team taken away. I mean, it’d be one thing if he viciously bashed Trump (that’s ok), but not being happy Obama was elected? Whew boy. Since he’s a republican, we’d better imply that a commonly used and innocuous phrase (inmates running the prison/asylum) is somehow very racist.

  53. It’s fine that McNair is sorry for apologizing, but I’m curious why he did. If he was on solid ground with his thoughts, he should have either explained his comments or let them stand on their own merits. And continuing to talk about it doesn’t help.

  54. Hey, yeah! What’s with all the people getting offended all the time! It’s terrible and making our country weaker! It’s a free country!

    Oh…except when everyone jumps up and down and gets offended by players kneeling. I guess that’s a different, acceptable kind of offended?

  55. “In business, it’s a common expression. But the general public doesn’t understand it, perhaps,” he said.

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    This oozes one 1%er arrogance.
    Is he really so delusional / stupid to think us “un-edgamacated” unworthy, unwashed commoners are buying the square peg cover story he’s trying to fit in this round hole mess he created with his big mouth?

    What a complete Crock. I’m shocked at how many reactions to this story are in favor of this elitist.

    News Flash morons- He WAS talking about the players….he would never refer to “his kind” in a derogatory manner.

    Get a clue

  56. Thank you Mr. McNair, since it’s public knowledge you’re a blatant racist, it’s only right for you to stand behind those comments. Don’t cower and apologize, be yourself and sabotage your franchise in the process.

  57. BuckyBadger says:
    April 5, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    I agree in one area, keep politics off the field. That includes both sides so lets do away with the anthem all together. Stop having the tax payers flip the bill and lets just play football. This worshiping of our government clouds people minds.
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    Let’s not make standing for the national anthem akin to worshiping the government. Having respect for the ideals on which the country was founded and the people who fought to preserve those ideals has nothing to do with the government.

  58. Fan InDenial says:
    April 5, 2018 at 12:19 pm
    Lol I hope his team sits out on him.

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    That would be awesome because by giving up their paychecks they would be showing that they really do mean what they say they stand for.

  59. I don’t think what he said was necessarily racist, nor do I think he needed to apologize to the public for his comments, but the NFL is a competitive, highly-talent based business enterprise. His comments show at least a lack of understanding regarding the upbringing and perspectives of the majority of the the talent that he employees. Just like a Silicon Valley employer should try to understand and appeal to the tech culture of the computer coder, a successful NFL owner should at least attempt to understand the culture these football players come from. They don’t necessarily have to agree with everything, and these old white guys certainly shouldn’t take up rapping, but they should at least have an open dialogue with their players on meaningful issues. If an owner starts running the team in a “my-way-or-the-highway” fashion, he is going to find that there are enough wise owners to welcome those talented players who take the highway out of Houston.

  60. gogreenbiotch says:
    April 5, 2018 at 11:50 am
    You may hate kneeling and that’s fine. I think you don’t I understand the point, but at least it’s a valid position to take. Even if I dont agree. But I think it’s safe to say at this point this guy is a racist and the nfl would be wise to boot his ass just like the nba did to the clippers guy.
    ………………………
    It is funny how you are sticking up for the whiny, spoiled protesters (the employees) saying their position is valid and they have the right, when the Owner who pays them apparently does not have the right to criticize?! What kind of backwards thinking is that?! It is a common phrase we have all heard and probably used multiple times that describes the situation accurately. The NFL lost viewers last year; that would include Mr. McNair in all likelihood. When a bunch of overpaid athletes kneel in protest during the time the fans (and NFL’s sponsors) pay for and angers about 75% of the fan base I’d say it is the ideal time to use that saying….

  61. McNair should fire all his “prisoners” and run the prison himself. It would be easy because it would be an empty prison. He can make all of his decisions about the players, and not let the “prisoners” (or executives as he now claims that was what he actually referred to) run his operations. Funny thing is that none of his executives were protesting during the anthem, so how could they be “prisoners.” This guy is not only an authoritarian, but he is a bad liar who cannot cover up his earlier comments with believable lies.


  62. stexan says:

    April 5, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    harrisonhits2 says:

    April 5, 2018 at 11:46 am

    Having offended someone is becoming practically a capital offense in this country. That oversensitivity has weakened the nation as a whole.

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    Nope, it’s those that are offended by someone else being offended that have done the real damage.

    But maybe that’s just me.””

    _________________________________

    Its just you…

  63. How is kneeling, in protest against police brutality, “politics”?? That alone shows how out of touch he is.

  64. rabidbillsfan says:
    April 5, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    “~80% of these players have no idea what they are protesting”
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    Are you serious?

  65. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    April 5, 2018 at 12:02 pm
    tedmurph says:
    April 5, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Is there an NFL owner that’s a bigger tool than this one? Not that the bar is set that high.
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    I can think of a couple dozen Packer owners who could give him a run for his money.
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    Another case of green eyed envy.This article has nothing to do with the Packers, but because this person has the 13 time World Champion Packers on his mind constantly, he had to make this comment.Lets see…. Guessing here, this person is a long time suffering, wide right, Viking fan who’s team has zero World Championships to speak of. Remember 13>0.

  66. tedmurph says:
    April 5, 2018 at 11:44 am
    Is there an NFL owner that’s a bigger tool than this one? Not that the bar is set that high.
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    Dean Spanos!

  67. harrisonhits2 says:
    April 5, 2018 at 11:46 am
    Having offended someone is becoming practically a capital offense in this country. That oversensitivity has weakened the nation as a whole.
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    Truer words have never been typed before.
    It’s a shame what this once great country has become.

  68. thetruth619 says:

    April 5, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    How is kneeling, in protest against police brutality, “politics”?? That alone shows how out of touch he is.
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    YOU DON’T PROTEST ON THE JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  69. Anybody who doesn’t think McNair’s comments were racially charged is a racist. There is no way around it. More people offended by players standing up for unarmed blacks being murdered than actual racism.

  70. I actually believe his comment was not racially motivated in any way. However, that didn’t stop it from being offensive to the players anyway. It’s just a phrase you don’t really need to say. What’s the point? Even if it was intended for the league executives it still is demeaning to them.

  71. Politicians have helped divide our nation along racial lines for their own benefit. But we’re the dummies that take the bait and keep fighting among ourselves, while they sit back and laugh at us. Yes they laugh at both sides because their plan of division is working. They laugh at us while they gut education spending, guaranteeing our kids will be just as dumb as we are. We support these guys as they hurt our kids. We’re the problem, not Bob McNair. Look in the mirror and take responsibility. Don’t make Bob McNair the scapegoat. There have always been many Bob McNair’s out there. They don’t hurt anyone, unless we empower them. A lot of us would vote for Bob McNair if he ran for president, then we’d spend four years complaining about him. Go out and buy a big mirror people. Maybe buy a book or two while you’re out shopping.

  72. goddfatherd says:
    April 5, 2018 at 12:20 pm
    Breaking: Old white guy doesn’t think he is racist. I’m shocked

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    Yes, because anybody that says or does something with which you disagree must be a racist. Let me guess you vote (D) all the time…

  73. youngnoizecom says:
    April 5, 2018 at 1:53 pm
    Anybody who doesn’t think McNair’s comments were racially charged is a racist. There is no way around it. More people offended by players standing up for unarmed blacks being murdered than actual racism.

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    People who cry “racism” are typically the actual racists themselves….

  74. I wish politics would stay away from football just as I wish Hollywood the most annoying bunch of two faced celebrities would stay out of politics. They really think we care what they are saying. Footballers play football and actors act. You are paid to entertain not bore us to death.

  75. For those of you who think that Bob McNair uttered this phrase with malicious, racist intent please ask yourself – do you really think he would deliberately pour gasoline on the fire when his own financial interests are at stake? Seriously. Think.

  76. Businessman bull how about a thief that made most of his money with Enron and its crooks but he is white which excuses him from any blame. He is a toad plain and simple.

  77. Donald Trump was an actor but it seems that guys have no problem with him crossing over into politics. I wonder why the double standard?

  78. If it will help smooth things over so all parties involved can recover and move forward I’ll apologies for literally anything. Fault is totally inconsequential when parties feel slighted. Whatever I can do to help the disgruntled party/parties move forward I’m willing to do. 99% of the time all people want is to be heard and understood. All that costs is time and attention. That’s it.

    That’s called leadership.

  79. Good lord, hasn’t anyone ever heard the term “inmates running the asylum?” It’s a commonly used phrase that describes any organization getting out of hand when there is a lack of leadership from the top. This guy might be a moron for reasons unbeknownst to me, but he wasn’t calling NFL players criminals.

  80. as far as I’m concerned, people can say whatever they want, I really don’t care.

    However try not to melt when you don’t like the character judgments others make based upon what you say.

    I find it hilarious that the bullies, macho men & tough guys turn out to be the biggest whiners when people state their own opinions about these guys

  81. one of the 32 pathological liar wardens, even if they are all live on hotel row, cannot say anything about an asylum that is their own creation;

    money cannot buy common sense or change what is true and that is the roughly 2000 “inmates” constitute 32 press gangs without whom there would be no asylum—how many more strikes must there be to prove that?

  82. I don’t think there’s such thing as “crying” racism. Also, in order to be racist, you must have the power to oppress, something minorities don’t have in this country. There is not a single black owner in the NFL, so ultimately there is no power to oppress.

  83. Donald Trump was an actor but it seems that guys have no problem with him crossing over into politics. I wonder why the double standard?

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    it’s probably because a lot of his disciples are loud-mouthed, hot-head, short-fuse bullies just like him.

  84. “Anybody who doesn’t think McNair’s comments were racially charged is a racist. There is no way around it.”
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    Let me help you here. The saying means that employees shouldn’t be allowed to run the company. It doesn’t mean black employees, it means employees in general. It has no correlation to race whatsoever. I hope that helped.

  85. bigt2017 says:
    Wow! Didn’t know it was so many racist people on this blog.. Well yes I did. Guy makes a comment like that and everyone on here supports him like yall support Trump. Good ole U S of A

    — You lose all credibility when you call anyone that has opinions or political views that are different than yours, a racist.

  86. Uh…

    There were about 150M people who “expressed dismay… in 2008 after the election of Barack Obama.”

    If McNair was one of them, that just makes him smarter than the average football player.

  87. It was the Freudian slip of replacing “asylum” with “prison” that made the comment sound racist, obviously, but of course all the trumpflakes and John Wayne wannabes are up in arms to stick up for a rich old white man…

  88. silvernblacksabbath says:
    April 5, 2018 at 1:38 pm
    thetruth619 said:

    April 5, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    How is kneeling, in protest against police brutality, “politics”?? That alone shows how out of touch he is.
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    YOU DON’T PROTEST ON THE JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Unless you are in the military, you also aren’t required to stand at attention and salute the flag on the job.

  89. harrisonhits2 says:
    April 5, 2018 at 11:46 am

    Having offended someone is becoming practically a capital offense in this country. That oversensitivity has weakened the nation as a whole.
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    Right. It’s not as if the country has had a race issue for its entire history.

  90. “~80% of these players have no idea what they are protesting”

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++

    McNair says he was speaking about the other owners, not the players.

  91. derekgorgonstar says:
    April 5, 2018 at 12:23 pm
    How come nobody ever asked Kap to apologize for wearing pig socks?
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    How come the “NFL Boycotters” aren’t boycotting Roseanne?

  92. So he isn’t sorry for saying what he said… but he’s going to lie and pretend that what he said was directed at people who weren’t part of the conversation he was having.

    He was asked about player protests and he made the inmate comment. He wasn’t asked about executives, and yet NOW he wants us to think that’s who he was talking about???

    If you’re gonna own it, OWN it!

    Now he’s looking like a lying coward. I wonder how he’ll try to spin this next.

  93. I guess if he said “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink”, he would be comparing players to farm animals.

  94. I don’t see any evidence that he is lying, nor do I see any evidence that he is telling the truth. I do hear a lot of conjecture based on the background of McNair and on that of his accusers, however. Maybe we’re all just interpreting this according to our previously held views and this really isn’t something that is worth fighting over?

  95. hmm.. so he pandered politically to the people crying, thinking that was the way things would break – now realizing that we, the real fans, dont support kneeling or anti-American propaganda. so.. he is trying to retract his apology?
    Trying being authentic and stand your ground- even when its not popular!

  96. skawh says:
    April 5, 2018 at 5:52 pm
    harrisonhits2 says:
    April 5, 2018 at 11:46 am

    Having offended someone is becoming practically a capital offense in this country. That oversensitivity has weakened the nation as a whole.
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    Right. It’s not as if the country has had a race issue for its entire history.

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    LOL case in point – you offended someone and they threw the race card again! #Triggered!

  97. There were about 150M people who “expressed dismay… in 2008 after the election of Barack Obama.”

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    yeah, no…..130 million people TOTAL voted in 2008.

  98. Duane Brown’s words have no meaning Anyone who feels disrespected at a salary around 10 million should never be considered as a credible source on anything.

    That being said, McNair is an old rich white dude who was raised by people who had a different world view. That world view is now correctly seen as repulsive. (They should know their place mentality) We have moved forward as a society but he has not. He literally doesn’t get it.

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