Nearly All Players From The Texans Knelt For Anthem Over Owner’s “Inmates Running The Prison” Comments

SEATTLE, WA - OCTOBER 29:  Members of the Houston Texans stand and kneel before the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on October 29, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. During a meeting of NFL owners earlier in October, Houston Texans owner Bob McNair said "we can't have the inmates running the prison", referring to player demonstrations during the national anthem. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Nearly All Players From The Texans Knelt For Anthem Over Owner’s “Inmates Running The Prison” Comments

Bob McNair, the team's owner, previously referred to NFL players as "inmates."

Published October 29, 2017

Houston Texans Owner Bob McNair’s “figure of speech” is causing an immediate and direct response from his players.

  1. During their game against the Seattle Seahawks this afternoon (October 29), almost every player on the Texans knelt during the national anthem in protest of their boss.

    Last week, McNair, at a closed-door meeting, expressed his dissatisfaction with how the anthem protests were affecting his business and made the remark, “We can’t have the inmates running the prison.”

    He later apologized for using the incorrect “figure of speech.” Prior to today’s game, a statement was issued by the NFL Players Coalition, who voiced their displeasure and suggested a meeting between McNair, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and former 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

    See the Texans’ protest below.

  2. Members of the Seahawks also protested:

Written by Paul Meara

(Photo: Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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