ESPN's Seth Wickersham and Don Van Natta Jr. are reporting that Houston Texans owner Bob McNair warned fellow owners that "We can't have the inmates running the prison," when referring to player protests. That statement, at best is a very poor choice of words and at worst, is extremely racist. McNair has since released a statement, saying:
"I regret that I used that expression. I never meant to offend anyone and I was not referring to our players. I used a figure of speech that was never intended to be taken literally, I would never characterize our players or our league that way and I apologize to anyone who was offended by it."
Too little, too late, Bob.