Texas superintendent apologizes for racist remarks toward Deshaun Watson

Matt Erikson screen grabbed the comment and sent it to the paper whose Facebook page it was posted on calling it blatantly racist

Matt Erikson screen grabbed the comment and sent it to the paper whose Facebook page it was posted on calling it blatantly racist

Lynn Redden, superintendent of the Onalaska Independent School District, made that comment shortly after Watson basically ran the clock out at the end of the game against the Tennessee Titans that resulted in a 20-17 loss. His school district, located about 100 miles north of Houston, serves 1,130 students and employs 175 staffers.

But Redden didn't realize that the post was public.

In his post on the Houston Chronicle's website, Redden referred to the last play of Sunday's game in which Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson held the ball as time expired. The comment was posted to a Houston Chronicle Facebook page, and the official said he thought he was responding instead to a private message from a friend.

"I totally regret it", Redden told the newspaper.

So far, it has not been reported if Redden has faced any disciplinary action in connection to his remarks.

However, Redden still managed to murk up his apology by justifying his comment as a reference to the lack of statistical success Black quarterbacks have had in the NFL.

'Over the history of the National Football League, they [black quarterbacks] have had limited success, ' Redden added citing 'statistics'.

More recently, in 2014, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson became the second black quarterback to win it all, beating the Denver Broncos 43-8 in his second season as a pro.

Ericksen said he did not have children in Ledden's school district, but he wanted to shine a light on what he feels was a blatantly racist comment.

"It's important to make sure frightful words are met with consequences, especially for those in powerful positions with influence", the resident, Matt Ericksen, said.

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