Texans CEO Cal McNair Releases Statement On Injustices

SportsRadio 610 Staff
June 03, 2020 - 11:30 pm

(SportsRadio 610) -- Texans chairman and CEO Cal McNair released a statement Wednesday evening acknowledging the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery.

McNair echoed others in saying the injustices cannot continue. 

"I must acknowledge that this is not a recent issue -- this has been a pervasive and mostly silent problem for the past 400+ years. 

"Our Texans players and their families have endured injustices for years.

"Like others who have spoken, I believe that these injustices cannot continue. As someone who has a platform to enact change, I am going to do so through my actions rather than my words. 

"I recognize that I have many young black male voices that I can listen to. During direct conversations with them, I will listen more than talk, and seek to understand. I acknowledge that after I am done giving this statement, I have the privilege to continue going about my day feeling safe.

"Given that reality, from here on forward I will make it a priority for this awareness to become a part of the fabric of the Houston Texans. And I want to name what that will look like. 

"What I envision is to use the platform of the Texans to empower black leaders in the community to speak and educate the Texans community. 

"I spoke with a former player yesterday, he left me with a powerful sentiment: knowledge is power."

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