Texans proprietor Cal McNair utilized a racist slur astatine a foundation play tourney held by the squad successful May, according to a Bally Sports report.
While addressing a assemblage of implicit 100, McNair finished his remarks by saying, “I’m atrocious we couldn’t get unneurotic past year, due to the fact that of the China Virus,” per newsman Michael Silver, reportedly stunning the assemblage arsenic his wife, Hannah, smirked.
“Everyone gasped,” a witnesser told Silver. “Especially the radical straight crossed from him. He and Hannah seemed to deliberation it was hilarious. It was dormant silent.”
It’s not the archetypal clip the McNair household has been caught up successful a racism scandal. McNair’s father, Bob, who died successful 2018, was forced to apologize successful 2017 aft telling owners they “can’t person the inmates moving the prison” successful narration to subordinate protests astir constabulary brutality.
The fallout from that remark included DeAndre Hopkins and Duane Brown skipping signifier the adjacent time (both were yet traded, Brown wrong days), and then-coach Bill O’Brien reportedly needing to person players to committee a formation to Seattle for that week’s game.
Bob McNair aboriginal retracted his apology, claiming helium had been referring to NFL officials with the connection “inmates.”
According to Silver’s report, Hannah McNair joked astir Cal’s racist remark astatine the event, conscionable a week aft making a nationalist sojourn to a section Asian assemblage center.
McNair apologized successful a connection to Bally Sports, calling the comments, “an inappropriate prime of words.”
“I instantly apologized to radical who approached maine past and I apologize again now,” McNair said. “I cognize however important it is to take my words carefully. I would ne'er privation to offend anyone.”