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Texans Owner Cal McNair Apologizes For ‘Inappropriate Choice of Words’

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After Cal McNair was reported to have made a racially insensitive comment at a golf tournament in May, the Houston Texans‘ owner issued an apology Tuesday in response to the report and apologized for his “inappropriate choice of words.”

Bally Sports’ Michael Silver first reported Tuesday that McNair told the crowd of more than 100 attendees at the Houston Texans Foundation Charity Golf Classic in May he was sorry they couldn’t get together last year, “because of the China Virus.” 

“Everyone gasped,” one witness said, according to Silver’s report. “Especially the people directly across from him. He and Hannah seemed to think it was hilarious. It was dead silent.”

McNair issued a statement through the Texans to Bally Sports on Tuesday.

“My comments at the event last May included an inappropriate choice of words,” McNair said, per the statement. “I immediately apologized to people who approached me then and I apologize again now. I know how important it is to choose my words carefully. I would never want to offend anyone.”

Yahoo Sports reports McNair’s comment reported Tuesday also went public as the NFL is still dealing with the email scandal that brought light to former Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden‘s reported racist, anti-gay and misogynistic correspondence with former Washington Football Team executive Bruce Allen.

Gruden’s and Allen’s emails were part of a reported 650,000 emails reviewed in an investigation into workplace misconduct at the Washington Football Team.

While a vast majority of the emails have not been reviewed publicly — despite calls for them to be released — two members of Congress requested documents and information regarding the team’s hostile workplace culture and NFL’s handling of the matter.

“Leaked emails between WFT official Bruce Allen, former NFL coach Jon Gruden, and others obtained during the course of the NFL’s internal investigation exposed workplace cultures within the NFL filled with racism, misogyny, and homophobia,” two members of Congress wrote in a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “These emails also raised questions about the league’s impartiality in conducting internal investigations.”

The two members of Congress expressed their concerns that the Jon Gruden emails raise questions about NFL management’s impartiality and willingness to address serious problems, OutKick previously reported.

Goodell said Tuesday the league will not be releasing the findings from an investigation into the Washington Football Team and he believes WFT owner Dan Snyder has already been held accountable.

Check back with OutKick for updates.


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Written by Meg Turner

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  1. Bob McNair, the original franchise owner of the Texans was a different man. He’s the guy who never backed down when he said that, referring to players on the team, the inmates aren’t supposed to be running the asylum. When Bob McNair died a couple of years ago, before the NFL went entirely WOKE, Texans fans were expecting change, but not was Cal McNair has done.

    This week, when the Texans played the Cardinals, the guy what was the greatest defensive player in the history of the franchise, J.J. Watt said the Texans organization was no longer representative of the organization he was drafted by. It’s the reason he requested his release and is probably going to win the Super Bowl this year.

    Cal McNair is one of those men who want to please everyone and worried about what people are worried about.

  2. That’s not in the least bit offensive. He has to apologize, but Fox Sports and Popeye’s are pimping out that whore Meghan the Mare err Stallion. Just keep indoctrinating those kids you fucking sickos. So what he called Covid that emenated from a Chinese gain of function lab (right Fauci?) the China Virus. No one is offended.

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