Texas School Superintendent Under Fire For Racist Texans Football Comments

Jena Greene | Reporter

A school superintendent in Texas is under fire today after he accidentally shared his thoughts on Texans quarterback DeSean Watson with the public.

Lynn Redden, the superintendent of Onalaska Independent School District, posted what he thought was a private message to his personal Facebook account after the Texans lost 20-17 to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. (RELATED: NFL STAR WEIGHS IN ON TEXAS SENATE RACE)

“That may have been the most inept quarterback decision I’ve seen in the NFL,” he wrote in the public post. “When you need precision decision making you can’t count on a black quarterback.”

The post also shared an article from the Houston Chronicle about the game.

Shortly after it was discussed, Redden deleted the post and apologized via the Houston Chronicle.

“I totally regret it,” he told the paper. He did add, however, that he may still hold a similar sentiment.

“Over the history of the NFL, they have had limited success,” he said.

The school has not indicated any plans to fire or suspend Redden, however, the reader who caught his original post hopes that changes.

“It’s important to make sure horrible words are met with consequences, especially for those in powerful positions with influence,” Matt Erickson told the Houston Chronicle.

Redden expressed worry that any of his students saw the post.

“I wish it had never been posted,” he said.

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