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Schools Superintendent in Texas Resigns Over Comment About Black Quarterback

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A white Texas schools superintendent who posted online that "You can't count on a black quarterback" in reference to Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has resigned.

In a letter to the Onalaska Independent district board, Lynn Redden says his comment posted on the Houston Chronicle's Facebook page was "wrong and inappropriate." He also apologizes to Watson, who is black, and points out that Watson could have criticized him for his comment but instead "chose peace and positivity."

Redden had criticized Watson for letting the clock run down before completing a pass in a 20-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans.

Vol. 38, Issue 07, Page 5

Published in Print: October 3, 2018, as Schools Superintendent in Texas Resigns Over Comment About Black Quarterback
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