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Texas School District Regrets Critical Comment about Texans Quarterback Made by Superintendent

Lynn Redden, superintendent of the Onalaska Independent School District, wrote “You can’t count on a black quarterback” referring to Deshaun Watson

Lynn Redden, Superintendent  of the Onalaska Independent School District.
Lynn Redden, Superintendent of the Onalaska Independent School District.

An East Texas school district says it regrets a critical comment about the Houston Texans quarterback made by its superintendent.

After the Texans Sunday game and reflecting on how quarterback Deshaun Watson held the ball as time expired at the end of the game, Lynn Redden, superintendent of the Onalaska Independent School District, wrote on the Houston Chronicle’s Facebook page “You can’t count on a black quarterback.”

In a statement that was posted on social media, the school district categorized Redden’s comment as “inappropriate” and the superintendent argues he thought his comment was private.

Onalaska is located about 90 miles north of Houston.

Social media users have criticized Redden’s comment because they think it’s racist.

 

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