Houston Texans owner Bob McNair apologized last year for saying that the NFL was close to having the “inmates running the prison.” He now says that he’s not sorry about saying it, he’s sorry that he apologized for saying it.
Via Pro Football Talk:
“The main thing I regret is apologizing,” McNair said. He insists the “inmates” he was referring to were not NFL players, but rather league executives who he felt had more control over major decisions than the owners. “I really didn’t have anything to apologize for.”
McNair said he sees nothing objectionable about the comments he made at a league meeting and thinks if people were offended, that just means they didn’t understand what he meant.
“In business, it’s a common expression. But the general public doesn’t understand it, perhaps,” he said.
If you don’t want to apologize, then don’t apologize. The only thing worse is saying you regret issuing an apology.
This is only going to stir up more issues for the Texans. It might be time for others involved in the organization to keep him from doing interviews.