Published: Wed, September 19, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Texas superintendent posts racist remarks about Texans QB Deshaun Watson on Facebook

Texas superintendent posts racist remarks about Texans QB Deshaun Watson on Facebook

The superintendent, Lynn Redden, commented on Watson's decision to hold onto the ball before completing a pass to WR DeAndre Hopkins and leaving no time on the clock to run a last-second play.

'That may have been the most inept quarterback decision I've seen in the National Football League, ' he wrote.

He said he thought it was a private message and deleted it as soon as he realized it was public.

"That may have been the most inept quarterback decision I've seen in the NFL", Redden wrote on a Facebook post promoting a Houston Chronicle story about the game.

Redden said he did not intend to make a racist comment but was simply pointing out the history of black quarterbacks in the NFL.

Of Redden's remarks, the Onalaska ISD said in a Facebook post Tuesday that it "regrets that an inappropriate comment has been attributed" to the superintendent. His feat came after Doug Williams did the same for Washington in 1988. He was named the game's MVP after throwing four touchdowns.

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However, another reader, Matt Ericksen, took a screenshot of the exchange and sent the picture to the Chronicle.

More recently, in 2014, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson became the second black quarterback to win it all, beating the Denver Broncos 43-8 in his second season as a pro.

Redden said he hasn't faced any repercussions from his Facebook comment.

'It's important to make sure terrible words are met with consequences, especially for those in powerful positions with influence, ' Ericksen said.

Erickson added that while he didn't have children in the Onalaska district, he was concerned about what he saw as an overtly racist remark made by someone in Redden's position.

"I wish it had never been posted", he said.

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