Bob McNair Told NFL Players That Their ‘Compadres’ Should Stop Kneeling If They Want Help
Once upon a time, Jerry Jones was seen as that one owner in the league who constantly put his foot in his mouth, but those are long gone now that Bob McNair has started talking.
The Houston Texans owner was already in hot water when he referred to kneeling players as ‘inmates’ and stated the owners shouldn’t let ‘inmates run the prison.’ He later apologized and then months later decided to say he regretted his apology because he felt he had done nothing wrong.
During a confidential NFL meeting between NFL owners and current and former players, McNair was back at it again when tried to persuade players to tell their colleagues to stop kneeling during the national anthem, reports the New York Times.
“You fellas need to ask your compadres, fellas, stop that other business, let’s go out and do something that really produces positive results, and we’ll help you.” McNair reportedly said.
At the league meetings in March, McNair told reporters the football field wasn’t the appropriate place to make political statements.
“I don’t know. I don’t know that that is what needs to be changed. We’re going to deal with it in such a way, I think, that people will understand that we want everybody to respect our country, respect our flag. And our playing fields, that’s not the place for political statements. That’s not the place for religious statements. That’s the place for football. And that’s what I think we need to be doing.”