HOUSTON — Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson stated he’s “not frightened” in regards to the racist feedback from an East Texas superintendent who wrote Sunday on Fb that “you may’t rely on a black quarterback.”
“That is on him,” Watson stated. “Might peace be with him. I fear about me, so I am not frightened about what he has to say.”
An East Texas faculty superintendent who wrote “You possibly can’t rely on a black quarterback” in reference to the Texans’ Deshaun Watson could have his contract mentioned in a particular assembly by the college board.
The feedback got here on a publish after the Texans’ 27-20 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. Lynn Redden, the superintendent of the Onalaska Unbiased College District, was referring to the ultimate play of the sport, when Watson held on to the ball as time expired.
“That will have been probably the most inept quarterback resolution I’ve seen within the NFL,” Redden wrote. “If you want precision resolution making you may’t rely on a black quarterback.”
On Wednesday, Watson stated he has “after all” handled racism earlier than, however “it is simply [part of] on a regular basis life.”
“However I am all about love, [so] I do not concentrate on [any] of that. I really like all folks. And that is what I concentrate on. It is a part of life. I can not management different folks and what their beliefs are. I can management what I can management, so I simply concentrate on me, and that is it.”
Watson was requested if he thought the superintendent needs to be fired.
“That is not my job,” Watson stated. “I do not make that call.”
Texans coach Invoice O’Brien known as the feedback “ignorant” and “outdated.”
“I actually do not wish to waste lots of time responding to outdated, inaccurate, ignorant, idiotic statements,” O’Brien stated. “I am going to simply let Deshaun [Watson]’s confirmed success on the sector, his character off the sector, communicate for itself. He is one of many biggest guys I’ve ever coached. He represents every little thing that is proper about soccer, about life.
“His teammates respect him, his teaching employees respects him, and on this days and age, it is simply superb that this B.S. exists. But it surely does. However we’re shifting ahead.”
J.J. Watt echoed O’Brien’s feedback, saying that he would not assume that story “deserves any consideration from any [of] us.”
“I believe it is a very ignorant remark that does not deserve anymore play than it ought to get,” Watt stated. “It’s totally unlucky.
“However I belief him. I belief him an entire lot. All of us belief him an entire lot.”
In an interview with the Houston Chronicle, Redden stated he thought he was sending a personal message and deleted the remark as soon as he realized it was public.