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Texas school superintendent says “can’t count” on black QBs

Posted: 4:43 PM, Sep 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-18 17:44:10-04

HOUSTON (AP) – An East Texas school superintendent who wrote “You can’t count on a black quarterback” in the comment section of an online news article says he thought it was a private message.

Lynn Redden is superintendent of the Onalaska Independent School District in the Piney Woods, about 75 miles north of Houston. In his post on the Houston Chronicle’s website, Redden referred to the last play of Sunday’s game in which Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson held the ball as time expired.

In an interview with the Chronicle , Redden says he regrets posting the comment. He says he thought it was a private message and deleted it as soon as he realized it was public.

Redden says he based the comment on he calls the “limited success” of black quarterbacks in the NFL.

The Texans declined to comment.