An East Texas school superintendent who made racist remarks on Facebook about Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has resigned.
Lynn Redden, formerly of the Onalaska Independent School District, made his remarks shortly after the Texans lost Sunday to the Titans, 20-17. Houston had the ball at midfield with 17 seconds remaining but time expired after Watson found DeAndre Hopkins for a 31-yard gain.
“We tried to take a shot,” Watson said afterwards. ”We didn’t have any timeouts, and they guarded the sideline very well. My instincts took over and tried to get the ball and time ran out.”
That prompted Redden to write on the Houston Chronicle‘s Facebook page, “That may have been the most inept quarterback decision I’ve seen in the NFL. When you need precision decision making you can’t count on a black quarterback.”
Redden thought he had sent a private message but instead posted the comments publicly. On Monday, he offered this explanation to the Chronicle: “I wish it had never been posted,” he said, adding: “Over the history of the NFL, they have had limited success.”
When brought to his attention, Watson took the high road.
“That’s on him — let peace be with him,” he said. “I’m all about love.”
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SOURCE: CBS News, Ryan Wilson