On his Fox Sports Radio show Friday, Clay Travis said Houston Texans owner Bob McNair missed out on changing the perception that he is a “racist pariah” by not signing Colin Kaepernick to replace Deshaun Watson, the rookie phenom who tore his ACL in practice Thursday.
McNair found himself surrounded in controversy last week when it was reported he botched the idiom “inmates running the asylum,” instead calling it a “prison.” The majority of Texans players protested McNair’s comments Sunday by kneeling during the National Anthem.
Travis said McNair could have become the “NAACP Man of the Year” had he signed Kaepernick.
“Now, with Deshaun Watson out, my immediate thought was, ‘You know what, this guy, Bob McNair, could go from racist pariah to NAACP Man of the Year if he signed Colin Kaepernick.’ [It] would have been an unbelievable move by him to just pull a complete left turn and then all of a sudden, the same people who were ripping him for saying ‘inmates run the prison’ would have been out there saying he was deserving of the Nobel Prize — he probably would have won the NAACP Man of the Year,” Travis explained.
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