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USC alum, Houston Texans owner apologizes for 'inmates' comments

USC alum, Houston Texans owner apologizes for 'inmates' comments

The Texans held a players meeting Saturday in Seattle to decide how to handle Sunday after McNair's comments surfaced, the source said. "More people in the world have to be that kind and that open about how they really feel so you can identify them - and make sure you stay away from those kind of people, and keep those people out of power".

This, of course, has been sparked by quarterback Colin Kaepernick's decision to kneel during the national anthem ceremony dating back to last season. "We need to just work together going forward".

"As I said yesterday, I was not referring to our players when I made a very regretful comment during the owners meetings last week".

Deadline will update throughout the day on player protests. "It's something that we'll reconvene and talk about again, but we had practice".

Regardless, all sides agree it was a awful choice of words, and even though McNair has apologized at least twice, the team is considering stronger statements of its own prior to its Sunday afternoon game against Seattle.

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On Saturday morning, he met with Texans players and expressed regret for the initial comment. There's no way I can prove it unless McNair says it himself but one has to wonder about the situation.

Although McNair has since apologized for his offensive comments, some believe the National Football League owner to be innocent because of his use of a figure of speech.

ESPN The Magazine reported that McNair, in discussing the controversial protests with other NFL owners on October 18, said the league "can't have the inmates running the prison".

Saying he wasn't surprised by what McNair said, Brown added, "This is a skill and a talent we hone in from when we were six, seven years old". Sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter that Hopkins' absence from practice was directly related to McNair's comment.

O'Brien later said he expects the players, including Hopkins, to play this Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. More than half came from just two teams, the San Francisco 49ers and Seahawks. I think you stand with your beliefs. You've got to continue to feel how you feel.