Texans kneel during national anthem in protest of Bob McNair's 'inmates' comment

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McNair, during the players-owners meeting, was trying to implore his fellow owners that they should not allow the players to protest the anthem, in the process risking some owner money and fan popularity.

Most of the players for the Houston Texans kneeled during the national anthem before Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks following comments from their team's owner saying "we can't have the inmates running the prison".

The league-wide protests began early in the 2016 season when Colin Kaepernick chose to take a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality and inequality against minorities.

McNair issued two public apologies via statements distributed by the Texans.

The Seattle Seahawks seem to be hitting their stride as we wrap up the first half of the 2017 National Football League season, and they'll look to extend their winning streak to four games against the Houston on Texans to head into the midway point of the year on a high note.

Texans left tackle Duane Brown told reporters that he was "sickened" by McNair's words.

While some players stood for the anthem by the bench, many knelt along the sideline. Since then, players all across the league have come out against his comments.

"As I said yesterday, I was not referring to our players when I made a very regretful comment during the owners meetings last week".

Members of the Houston Texans kneel during the national anthem before the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on October 29, 2017, in Seattle, Washington. Several of the players who chose to stand put a hand on a teammate's shoulder.

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