SEATTLE – Have owner Bob McNair and the Texans cleared the air? Not exactly. Several players took a knee during the national anthem before taking on the Seahawks in Seattle.
The protest comes in the wake of some controversial comments from the Texans owner.
During an owners meeting in New York earlier this month, McNair reportedly said quote, “We can’t have inmates running the prison.”
He’s apologized twice since the report surfaced saying that he was referring to the relationship between the league office and team owners and he also met with players Saturday morning.
Before the game, writer and civil rights activist Sean King tweeted that he’d spoken with several Texans about the protest and many said they really didn’t want to play.
Well, the team pulled together and decided to suit up.
The NFL Players Association has invited McNair, Commissioner Roger Goodell and unsigned quarterback Colin Kaepernick to a Monday meeting in Philadelphia.
For the future of football's sake, we hope he sends in his RSVP!