CBS Sports anchor, minister James Brown criticizes Texans owner's comments

  • CBS Sports anchor, minister James Brown criticizes Texans owner's comments

CBS Sports anchor, minister James Brown criticizes Texans owner's comments

Left tackle Duane Brown told reporters on Friday that players considered a mass walkout but ultimately made a decision to practice and fly to Seattle.

The Seahawks were also seen sitting during the national anthem as well.

CBS Sports anchor James Brown, an ordained minister who has preached twice in the Houston area in recent years, quoted the words of Jesus Christ from the gospel of Matthew on Sunday morning in expressing criticism of Texans owner Bob McNair's comments at a recent National Football League owners meeting. Michael Bennett, Sheldon Richardson, Cliff Avril, Jarran Reed, Frank Clark, Quinton Jefferson, Marcus Smith, Branden Jackson and Nazair Jones all sat on the bench during the anthem.

Instead, numerous Houston Texans players took a knee before their game against the Seahawks because of a comment made by the team owner, Bob McNair.

The comment was published in an ESPN The Magazine story about two recent days of meetings among owners, players and others to discuss the protests that have drawn the ire of President Donald Trump. According to Brown, McNair told players, "I know a lot of y'all are happy right now, but it's not the outcome that some of us were looking for".

Texans left tackle Duane Brown said before the game that he expected "up to 65 to 70 percent" of the team's players to kneel.

Only 10 active Houston Texans players stood for the national anthem with the rest of the team kneeling down.

He has since issued a public apology and has met with his team. The fact they protested this week in the wake of McNair's comments is likely not a coincidence.

Wait. I think I read that wrong. A league spokesman had said earlier this week that Kaepernick was expected to be invited to the next meeting between NFL players and owners.