Bob McNair made the comments during a meeting in NY last Friday between owners, team executives and National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell to discuss the issue. The situation's not over. Brown said players ultimately made a decision to practice but added that the team will reconvene to discuss the issue at a later time. McNair's remarks drew immediate pushback from fellow league executive and former NFL cornerback Troy Vincent who, per ESPN, said "that in all his years of playing in the NFL - during which, he said, he had been called every name in the book, including the N-word - he never felt like an 'inmate'".
According to ESPN, McNair later pulled Vincent aside and apologized - explaining his words weren't meant to be taken literally.
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". "Well, I'm not in a hospital and I'm for damn sure not in a prison".
During the meeting, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, along with team owners, executives and players attempted to find a resolution to the social justice issue hanging over the league's head. The new issue of ESPN magazine out November 13, takes readers inside the NFL's recent meetings in NY following the firestorm of controversy that erupted after President Donald Trump's scathing comments about the protest against racial injustice and police brutality spearheaded by Colin Kaepernick.
Uh, well, let's just say I strongly disagree with the tone in which Gottlieb judges someone as unintelligent. "So it's a lot of factors you have to consider when you step on that field".
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That might have also been an attempt to prevent Hopkins and other players from boycotting Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Forty-niners owner Jed York and Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie spoke next; York emphasized that each market was different while Lurie supported his players' right to kneel.
"Regardless of our views, our disappointment and our frustration, we believe dialogue remains the only path forward; though our patience is being continually disrespected and is wearing thin".
"The message was more to be careful who you have private conversations with, because things that you think are confidential can spread like wildfire", Brown said. You got to continue to feel how you feel.