Z Addresses Bob McNair's 'Inmate' Comments on '4:44 Tour'

Jay-Z On Bob McNair NFL Owners

"I know they were upset", McNair told the Houston Chronicle.

"I heard him and he did not and was not talking about the players".

Monday on ESPN's "First Take", contributor Will Cain said that Houston Texans players overreacted "by a country mile" by protesting the National Anthem to show their displeasure with team owner Bob McNair referring to NFL players as prison inmates when he misquoted the "inmates running the asylum" idiom.

Jerry Jones passionately defended the Texans owner in the wake of his clumsy analogy that painted players as prisoners, with Jones indicating McNair's controversial quote is being misconstrued. But he's really a guy that has a lot of influence, and I admire him greatly.

Jones went on to say how McNair supports his players and was supportive of cancelling the Cowboys and Texans' preseason game so players could be with their families during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

"I am truly sorry to the players for how this has impacted them and the perception that it has created of me which could not be further from the truth".

"It's such a clear, far-reaching, overreaction that it's hard for me to use diplomatic words when viewing this". The team that doesn't cause the game to happen is responsible for all the money that might be lost for not having the game.

"I think this, Bob's comments as it relates to the Houston Texans are within that sphere, that does not impact, in my mind, what we do with our team", Jones said.

If you agree - or if you don't - call and tell us. "He is one of the great benefactors to Houston and to anybody that's been around him".

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