Brown: McNair's Comments "Disrespectful, Ignorant And Embarassing"

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While Brown suddenly has become very vocal with his criticism of McNair, it happened in direct response to the publication of McNair's words, which upset plenty of other players.

Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins missed Friday's practice despite not appearing on the injury report or having any visible limitations recently.

McNair, a multi-million dollar Trump campaign contributor, has also released a public apology. "I feel like he has our back for sure". There were no shirtless driveway situps, no "next question" press conferences, no inflammatory comments about the quarterback situation or anything else relating to the team.

McNair, 79, has since gone on record to express his "regrets" about using "that expression", insisting it was a "figure of speech that was never meant to be taken literally".

"It sickened me", Brown said, per the Chronicle.

Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner and defensive end Cliff Avril vented their frustrations over McNair's comments on Twitter.




"The majority of owners understand this is important to the players and want to be supportive, even if they don't exactly know how to be supportive", an owner said. Jets linebacker Demario Davis said he hadn't heard about it until today and therefore didn't feel comfortable sharing any feelings.

Mark Geragos, who is representing Kaepernick in the case, said on his podcast, "Reasonable Doubt", that McNair's comments could be relevant to his client's claim of collusion. Players are already unhappy about the punishment system that allows Commissioner Roger Goodell to act as judge, jury and executioner while also handling all appeals.

Washington owner Dan Snyder responded to Jones by saying he shared in his concerns, which is when McNair reportedly drew his "inmates" analogy. The ESPN report described Jones' anger with San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York for allowing former star quarterback Colin Kaepernick to kneel previous year, setting off the league's national anthem "crisis".

The owner of NFL team the Houston Texans has been condemned by professional footballers and social-media users alike after he described athletes who refuse to stand for the national anthem as "inmates". Trump has since continued his gripe against the National Football League and its anthem protests.

A handful of owners and players have been meeting in recent weeks to see if the league can help support the players in their causes.

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