Cal McNair in controversy after using anti-Asian slur at golf outing
Cal McNair is making the news for all the wrong reasons.
On top of the already dooming Deshaun Watson sexual assault and sexual misconduct accusations, Cal McNair decided that wasn’t enough drama for one franchise to go through. Earlier this year in the month of May, the owner of the Houston Texans held the team’s annual golf outing at River Oaks Country Club.
According to Mike Silver of Bally Sports, McNair said the following: “I’m sorry that we couldn’t get together last year, because of the China Virus”. On what is another attack on the Asian and Chinese community here in the United States, it’s also another high profile person who has a significant role in an NFL franchise coming under fire for past slurs used.
We all saw how fast Jon Gruden’s situation went down, and he was out of his job extremely quick- and that was only two weeks ago. Additionally, McNair’s late father, Bob, also caused outrage over the “We can’t have the inmates running the prison” comment in reference to players protesting the national anthem in support of Colin Kaepernick and bringing awareness to the police brutality in the country amongst African Americans.
Cal McNair just adds to the terrible reputation that the franchise has
This is another terrible look for the Houston Texans franchise. In an article published last month by the Houston Chronicle (paywall), Asian Americans were the fastest-growing demographic in the Houston area.
How long will McNair hold his ownership of the Texans? We saw Jon Gruden depart quickly, and there is also the case of former Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson. Richardson had workplace misconduct that included sexual harassment and a racial slur himself.
This led to Richardson selling the team due to the investigations that happened. Maybe that will be what McNair decides to do, and the Texans will be better off without the McNair family owning the franchise.