Eric Winston Says Bob McNair Talked To Team After Obama's Election

Comments Were Awkward

April 08, 2018 - 7:21 pm

HOUSTON (SPORTSRADIO 610) – Another former Texan has confirmed the story that Texans Owner Bob McNair made awkward comments towards the team after Barack Obama was elected President of the United States of America in 2008.

Former Texan Eric Winston confirmed to In The Loop last week that McNair addressed the team after Obama was elected, which backs up the claim originally told by Duane Brown.  Another pair of Texans, David Anderson and Chris Myers have also told SportsRadio 610 that McNair addressed the team.

“We all looked at each other like is this really happening right now?  The funny thing is he never spoke to us other than that,” Winston said.

Winston also mentioned that McNair’s comments weren’t “defamatory,” but “awkward,” which is a term other players have used as well.

McNair has made comments in the past that have come off poorly, and have offended some.  Last week, he said he regretted apologizing for the comment “inmates running the prison,” which didn’t sit well with many of the current Texans when he originally made those comments last October.

The Texans owner said last week that he wasn’t referring to the NFL players in terms of that comment, but rather other executives in the league.

Also last week, McNair speaking at the league meetings, said that politics should be kept out of the league in reference to players protesting the national anthem.  Which some may find hypocritical considering his comments to his team after Obama was elected into office.

“The people (McNair) that say to keep politics out of sports, it got started in 08,” Winston said.