"We can't have the inmates running the prison", McNair said regarding the issue during a meeting with National Football League players and executives, according to an ESPN report. "I wanted to answer their questions", McNair told the Chronicle.
I regret that I used that expression. The ESPN report described Jones' anger with San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York for allowing former star quarterback Colin Kaepernick to kneel past year, setting off the league's national anthem "crisis". With McNair funneling millions of dollars to President Donald Trump's campaign, you have to wonder if his views align with the president's which are ones that cause rifts and splits rather than unification.
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said he believed McNair said exactly what he meant to say.
The 1958 USC grad issued another public statement Saturday after meeting with players. "I never meant to offend anyone and I was not referring to our players".
The N.A.A.C.P. says it wants more than just an apology from the team owner. He could fine them, but how would that look after the comments he made? "Our focus going forward, personally and as an organization, will be towards making meaningful progress regarding the social issues that mean so much to our players and our community". That incendiary line lit up the Texans-receiver DeAndre Hopkins walked out of Friday's practice in protest-and now the team is weighing a stronger response.
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One of those was African-American league executive vice president/football operations Troy Vincent, a former player, who told the owners that during his playing career he had been called many names, including the N-word, but "never felt like an inmate". And after meeting with the team on Saturday - where he apologized again - McNair claimed his "inmates" remark wasn't referring to NFL players but was actually referring to the league office. We made a decision to go to work.
McNair has remained a supporter of SC academics and athletics.
"When it happened, there's a thousand emotions going through your mind", Brown said on Friday.
But Britt was able to practice Friday for the first time this week on a limited basis, with coach Pete Carroll saying, "He did well today".
McNair earned a psychology degree from USC in 1958.