Texas school superintendent under fire for racist QB comments

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A Texas school superintendent is under fire for his social media comments about Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.

Lynn Redden, the superintendent of the Onalaska school district, posted on the Houston Chronicle’s Facebook page, “You can’t count on a black quarterback.”

Referencing the final seconds of the Texans’ loss to Tennessee, in which Watson held onto the ball, Redden posted, “That may have been the most inept quarterback decision I’ve seen in the NFL,” and “When you need precision decision making you can’t count on a black quarterback.”

The Onalaska ISD posted a response on its Facebook page:

Onalaska ISD regrets that an inappropriate comment has been attributed to the District’s Superintendent. The OISD does not condone negative comments or actions against any race. The District values every individual and therefore the District will take the appropriate measures to address the situation expeditiously and completely.

A special school board meeting has been scheduled for Saturday morning. On the board agenda is “Personnel discussion with possible action regarding Superintendent and Superintendents Contract.”

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