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NFL, NBA players respond to Texans owner’s ‘inmates’ remark: ‘I think it was ignorant’

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Player reaction across the country was swift and pointed.

“I think it was ignorant,” Texans offensive tackle Duane Brown told reporters Friday. “I think it was embarrassing. I think it angered a lot of players, including myself. We put our bodies and minds on the line every time we step on that field, and to use an analogy of inmates in prison, that’s disrespectful. That’s how I feel about it.”

“I don’t think he could’ve picked a poorer choice of words, referring to us as prisoners,” 49ers safety Eric Reid told reporters in Santa Clara, Calif. “Welcome to America 2017.”

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