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Schools Superintendent in Texas Resigns Over Comment About Black Quarterback

By The Associated Press — October 02, 2018 1 min read

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.

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A version of this article appeared in the October 03, 2018 edition of Education Week as Schools Superintendent in Texas Resigns Over Comment About Black Quarterback

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