Many of Texans players kneel during national anthem in protest of owner

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McNair's comment was made during the owners meetings in NY earlier in October when player demonstrations during the national anthem were discussed.

Days after it was revealed that Houston Texans owner Bob McNair said National Football League owners can't "have the inmates running the prison," his players showed him exactly how they feel about being referenced as criminals before their game Sunday.

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Before the game, writer and civil rights activist Sean King tweeted that he'd spoken with several Texans about the protest and many said they really didn't want to play.

The Seattle Seahawks may trade tight end Jimmy Graham before Tuesday's trade deadline in an effort to get a left tackle,'s Ian Rapoport reported Sunday morning.

The Seahawks were also seen sitting during the national anthem as well.

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It is the first time this year that any Texans players have demonstrated during the anthem, beyond when the team stood with linked arms during Week 3.

The Texans won't stand for their owner. I never meant to offend anyone and I was not referring to our players.

In arguing for the league to do something, McNair said they can't have "inmates running the prison."

In a place that's tough to play for road teams, and where points can be hard to come by, the Seahawks prevailed in a 41-38 shootout.

I wonder if some players will kneel or sit next week as well.

The national anthem protests began in 2016 when Colin Kaepernick, then a San Francisco 49ers quarterback, began sitting and later kneeling during the anthem to call attention to police shootings of unarmed black men in the United States.