Texas school head resigns over 'can't count on black quarterback' comment

Texans head coach Bill O'Brien right defended quarterback Deshaun Watson

That moment led to a school superintendent in Texas a public Facebook post blasting Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, stating, "you can't count on a black quarterback".

During a special school board meeting on Saturday morning, officials confirmed receiving former superintendent Lynn Redden's resignation letter. In it he wrote that he was "deeply sorry" for the comments he made about Watson and praised the quarterback for being a great role model.

"I want to express my deepest apologies to the Board of Trustees, Staff, Students and Patrons of the Onalaska Independent School District for the comments I made on Facebook", Redden said in his letter.

Redden's comments happened Monday on a Facebook post by the Houston Chronicle. Some called the comment racist.

Watson took the high road when answering questions from reporters Wednesday during media availability. On Monday, he offered this explanation to the Chronicle: "I wish it had never been posted", he said, adding: "Over the history of the National Football League, they have had limited success".

Texans coach Bill O'Brien, meanwhile, wasn't in a forgiving mood.

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The comment was screen grabbed by Spring resident Matt Ericksen who sent the post to Chron.com.

"The OISD does not condone negative comments or actions toward any race", the statement reads. Redden referenced him in his letter, recognizing that Watson did not take the opportunity to belittle the superintendent but instead chose "peace and positivity".

Willie White who is the chairman of Democratic club for Polk County says, " I hope the students will understand that what he said was inappropriate and unfortunate and that there are consequences for situations".

When asked if he faces racism as a quarterback, Watson quickly replied "of course."

"That's just everyday life, I guess", he said. "I'm all about love, that's what I focus on". "But we're moving forward, and our fans, they love Deshaun, and we're really concentrating on the Giants".

O'Brien then looked at his watch and said he wasted about 90 seconds responding to the "B.S". But I'm all about love so I don't focus on any of that. It's a very ignorant comment that doesn't deserve any more play. "I don't think anyone who speaks like that should get any run".

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