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Almost the entire Houston Texans team took a knee during the national anthem before today’s game against Seattle, following the publication of Texans owner Bob McNair’s “inmates” comments in an ESPN story Friday.

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While arguing for the suspension of players who kneel for the anthem, McNair said to other owners, “We can’t have the inmates running the prison.” Those comments understandably pissed off the Houston players, as DeAndre Hopkins missed practice on Friday and a mass walkout was reportedly narrowly avoided.

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