(Houston, TX) – Houston Texans owner Bob McNair now says he regrets apologizing for his “inmates running the prison,” comment. McNair tells “The Wall Street Journal” he had nothing to apologize for because he was referring to NFL executives, not players.
McNair was widely criticized for the statement which came amid the controversy over players not kneeling during the National Anthem. McNair says people need to have a more complete view of his community work, including paying for the funerals of the 2015 South Carolina church shooting victims.
Nine black people were killed by a white gunman in the attack.