30 October, 2017
Texans owner Bob McNair attended an owners' meeting this month in NY on Friday and, according to ESPN The Magazine, said during a discussion about players' negotiating over their right to protests: "We can't have the inmates running the prison". The comment was not well-received in the room (it was said during an owners meeting), and McNair apologized to National Football League executive and former National Football League player Troy Vincent after the meeting - saying he felt frightful and this his words weren't to be taken literally.
McNair issued two public apologies via statements distributed by the Texans. It was reported that team was planning on making a gesture before the Week 8 game against the Seattle Seahawks in response to the comments.
McNair apologized for his comment on Friday, saying, "I regret that I used that expression". We put our bodies and minds on the line every time we step on that field, and to use an analogy of inmates in prison, that's disrespectful.
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The Somali government blamed the October 14 blast on al-Shabab, but no group has claimed responsibility. Initial reports say at least 10 people were killed in the first explosion and 6 others were injured.
Fox kept O'Reilly despite harassment suit
Wiehl had agreed were confidential and not disclosed to the company", 21st Century Fox said in a statement. Wiehl meant to sue him for sexual harassment , according to The New York Times report .
Sessions: Special counsel has not requested an interview with me
He'll face questions about his swift reversals of Obama-era protections for transgender people and criminal justice policies. He also claimed that Sessions' slashing of funds is having a harmful impact on community policing in the city.
The NFL continued to see sporadic protests during the national anthem on Sunday, a month after President Trump ignited a firestorm by suggesting players who kneel during the anthem should be fired. Several players publicly came out against the owner's comments, including veteran Duane Brown.
About ten players stood with their hands over their hearts, according to The Houston Chronicle.
The controversy is part of a larger polemic that extends to last season, when Colin Kaepernick knelt during the national anthem to raise awareness about racial inequality.