Regrann from @thesavoyshow
A school superintendent in Texas said he thought he was sending a private message when he wrote a public Facebook post blasting #HoustonTexans
, stating, “you can’t count on a black quarterback.”
, superintendent of the Onalaska Independent School District, made the comment in reference to the final play of the #Texans
’ 20-17 loss on Sunday to the Tennessee Titans during which Watson held onto the ball before completing a pass to receiver DeAndre Hopkins as time expired, leaving no time to try a last-second, game-tying field goal. “That may have been the most inept quarterback decision I’ve seen in the #NFL
,” Redden wrote on a Facebook post promoting a Houston Chronicle story about the game. “When you need precision decision making you can’t count on a black quarterback.”
But Redden didn’t realize that the post was public. He later deleted his comment and told the Chronicle he wishes he never shared that sentiment. “I totally regret it,” Redden told the newspaper. Redden, who oversees 1,130 students and 175 staffers as the district’s superintendent, did not immediately return a message seeking comment from The Post early Tuesday. He had not faced any discipline in connection with the remark as of Monday afternoon but told the Chronicle he understands how people may consider it to be racist. Redden said he was referring to the statistical success of black quarterbacks in the NFL. “Over the history of the NFL, they have had limited success,” he told the newspaper. The eagle-eyed reader who caught Redden’s comment, meanwhile, said he hopes there are repercussions to follow. “It’s important to make sure horrible words are met with consequences, especially for those in powerful positions with influence,” reader Matt Erickson told the newspaper.
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