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‘We Can’t Have the Inmates Running the Prison’; Houston Texans Owner Calls NFL Players Inmates - The Lyrical Elitist
In retrospect, McNair's analogy isn't that far off. As a wealthy white owner of an NFL team, McNair is not able to see past the perch of his skybox. Other than the fact that the players live in the home that McNair built, he has no further intrinsic connections with his "inmates". Many share his opinions and perspective and see nothing wrong with seeing the players as inmates. As you are reading this, commenters are expressing their disappointment in the apology... not because of some perceived insincerity, but because he didn't stand by his initial statement. [...]