Texans’ coach, players rip superintendent Lynn Redden’s racist comments about Deshaun Watson


By John McClain, Houston Chronicle and Julian Gill
Updated

1:59 pm CDT, Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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Texans coach Bill O’Brien talks to quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) during a first-quarter timeout in the 2018 season opener at New England.
PHOTOS: A look at Lynn Redden and his racist Facebook post
Texans coach Bill O’Brien talks to quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) during a first-quarter timeout in the 2018 season opener at New England.

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The Onalaska ISD superintendent apologized Monday for saying “you can’t count on a black quarterback” on Facebook.
The Onalaska ISD superintendent apologized Monday for saying “you can’t count on a black quarterback” on Facebook.

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Tennessee Titans wide receiver Taywan Taylor (13) runs past Houston Texans linebacker Benardrick McKinney (55) and defensive tackle Brandon Dunn (92) for an 18-yard touchdown reception during the first quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Tennessee Titans wide receiver Taywan Taylor (13) runs past Houston Texans linebacker Benardrick McKinney (55) and defensive tackle Brandon Dunn (92) for an 18-yard touchdown reception during the first quarter … more

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Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller (15) is tackled by Tennessee Titans cornerback Adoree’ Jackson (25) during an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (Austin Anthony /Daily News via AP) less
Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller (15) is tackled by Tennessee Titans cornerback Adoree’ Jackson (25) during an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (Austin Anthony /Daily News … more

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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson squats down on the field after the Texans came up short in a 20-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville.
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson squats down on the field after the Texans came up short in a 20-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville.

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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson walks off the field after the Texans came up short in a 20-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville.
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson walks off the field after the Texans came up short in a 20-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville.

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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson squats down on the field after the Texans came up short in a 20-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville.
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson squats down on the field after the Texans came up short in a 20-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville.

Photo: Brett Coomer, Staff Photographer

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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) runs around in the pocket after breaking away from Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Jurrell Casey (99) on the final play of the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) runs around in the pocket after breaking away from Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Jurrell Casey (99) on the final play of the fourth quarter of an NFL football … more

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Tennessee Titans cornerback Adoree’ Jackson (25) goes up over Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) for an interception in the end zone during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Tennessee Titans cornerback Adoree’ Jackson (25) goes up over Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) for an interception in the end zone during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan … more

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Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) runs the ball against Tennessee Titans defensive back Malcolm Butler (21) during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) runs the ball against Tennessee Titans defensive back Malcolm Butler (21) during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. … more

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Houston Texans linebacker Duke Ejiofor (53) tackles Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville.
Houston Texans linebacker Duke Ejiofor (53) tackles Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville.

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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) is chased out of the pocket by Tennessee Titans linebacker Wesley Woodyard and defensive tackle Jurrell Casey (99) during the first quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) is chased out of the pocket by Tennessee Titans linebacker Wesley Woodyard and defensive tackle Jurrell Casey (99) during the first quarter of an NFL football game … more

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Tennessee Titans wide receiver Taywan Taylor (13) is hit by Houston Texans defensive back Aaron Colvin (22) and linebacker Benardrick McKinney (55) during an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (Austin Anthony/Daily News via AP) less
Tennessee Titans wide receiver Taywan Taylor (13) is hit by Houston Texans defensive back Aaron Colvin (22) and linebacker Benardrick McKinney (55) during an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in … more

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Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller (15) is tackled by Tennessee Titans cornerback Adoree’ Jackson (25), left, and linebacker Wesley Woodyard (59) during an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (Austin Anthony/Daily News via AP) less
Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller (15) is tackled by Tennessee Titans cornerback Adoree’ Jackson (25), left, and linebacker Wesley Woodyard (59) during an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in … more

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Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) breaks away from Houston Texans defensive back Johnathan Joseph (24) during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) breaks away from Houston Texans defensive back Johnathan Joseph (24) during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, … more

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Houston Texans running back Alfred Blue (28) is tackled by Tennessee Titans defensive back Kevin Byard (31) during the first quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Houston Texans running back Alfred Blue (28) is tackled by Tennessee Titans defensive back Kevin Byard (31) during the first quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in … more

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Tennessee Titans defensive back Dane Cruikshank (29) runs to a 66-yard touchdown reception on a fake punt against the Houston Texans during the first quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Tennessee Titans defensive back Dane Cruikshank (29) runs to a 66-yard touchdown reception on a fake punt against the Houston Texans during the first quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, … more

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Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel looks on from the sidelines during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville.
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel looks on from the sidelines during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville.

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Tennessee Titans wide receiver Taywan Taylor (13) is tackled by Houston Texans defensive back Tyrann Mathieu (32) during an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (Austin Anthony /Daily News via AP) less
Tennessee Titans wide receiver Taywan Taylor (13) is tackled by Houston Texans defensive back Tyrann Mathieu (32) during an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (Austin Anthony /Daily … more

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Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) is knocked out of bounds by Tennessee Titans cornerback Adoree’ Jackson (25) after a first down reception during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
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Tennessee Titans wide receiver Taywan Taylor (13) jumps into the fans to celebrate his 18-yard touchdown reception against the Houston Texans during the first quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Tennessee Titans wide receiver Taywan Taylor (13) jumps into the fans to celebrate his 18-yard touchdown reception against the Houston Texans during the first quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium … more

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Tennessee Titans defensive back Dane Cruikshank (29) celebrates his 66-yard touchdown reception on a fake punt against the Houston Texans during the first quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Tennessee Titans defensive back Dane Cruikshank (29) celebrates his 66-yard touchdown reception on a fake punt against the Houston Texans during the first quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on … more

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Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) walks off the field after Tennessee Titans cornerback Adoree’ Jackson intercepted a pass intended for Hopkins in the end zone during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) walks off the field after Tennessee Titans cornerback Adoree’ Jackson intercepted a pass intended for Hopkins in the end zone during the second quarter of an … more

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Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) tackles Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) by the ankles during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) tackles Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) by the ankles during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, … more

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Tennessee Titans wide receiver Corey Davis (84) makes a reception against Houston Texans defensive back Kareem Jackson (25) during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Tennessee Titans wide receiver Corey Davis (84) makes a reception against Houston Texans defensive back Kareem Jackson (25) during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. … more

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Houston Texans tight end Jordan Akins (88) is tripped up by Tennessee Titans defensive back Kenny Vaccaro (24) during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Houston Texans tight end Jordan Akins (88) is tripped up by Tennessee Titans defensive back Kenny Vaccaro (24) during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in … more

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Houston Texans tight end Jordan Akins (88) is tripped up by Tennessee Titans defensive back Kenny Vaccaro (24) during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Houston Texans tight end Jordan Akins (88) is tripped up by Tennessee Titans defensive back Kenny Vaccaro (24) during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in … more

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Houston Texans wide receiver Bruce Ellington (12) is brought down by Tennessee Titans cornerback Adoree’ Jackson (25) and linebacker Wesley Woodyard (59) during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Houston Texans wide receiver Bruce Ellington (12) is brought down by Tennessee Titans cornerback Adoree’ Jackson (25) and linebacker Wesley Woodyard (59) during the second quarter of an NFL football game at … more

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Tennessee Titans quarterback Blaine Gabbert (7) dives for a first down on a quarterback sneak against the Houston Texans during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Tennessee Titans quarterback Blaine Gabbert (7) dives for a first down on a quarterback sneak against the Houston Texans during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, … more

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Houston Texans linebacker Duke Ejiofor (53) pressures Tennessee Titans quarterback Blaine Gabbert (7) during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville.
Houston Texans linebacker Duke Ejiofor (53) pressures Tennessee Titans quarterback Blaine Gabbert (7) during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville.

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Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) forces Tennessee Titans wide receiver Corey Davis (84) to fumble using his foot during an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (Austin Anthony/Daily News via AP) less
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) forces Tennessee Titans wide receiver Corey Davis (84) to fumble using his foot during an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (Austin … more

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A pass intended for Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) and guarded by Tennessee Titans cornerback Adoree’ Jackson (25) falls incomplete during an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (Austin Anthony/Daily News via AP) less
A pass intended for Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) and guarded by Tennessee Titans cornerback Adoree’ Jackson (25) falls incomplete during an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in … more

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Houston Texans defensive back Justin Reid (20) forces Tennessee Titans quarterback Blaine Gabbert (7) to throw an incomplete pass during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Houston Texans defensive back Justin Reid (20) forces Tennessee Titans quarterback Blaine Gabbert (7) to throw an incomplete pass during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, … more

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Houston Texans defensive back Justin Reid (20) forces Tennessee Titans quarterback Blaine Gabbert (7) to throw an incomplete pass during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Houston Texans defensive back Justin Reid (20) forces Tennessee Titans quarterback Blaine Gabbert (7) to throw an incomplete pass during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, … more

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Houston Texans defensive back Kareem Jackson (25) breaks up a pass intended for Tennessee Titans wide receiver Taywan Taylor (13) during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Houston Texans defensive back Kareem Jackson (25) breaks up a pass intended for Tennessee Titans wide receiver Taywan Taylor (13) during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, … more

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Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) runs all alone as he makes a 28-yard touchdown reception against the Tennessee Titans during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) runs all alone as he makes a 28-yard touchdown reception against the Tennessee Titans during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on … more

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Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller (15) makes a catch against Tennessee Titans defensive back Malcolm Butler (21) during the third quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller (15) makes a catch against Tennessee Titans defensive back Malcolm Butler (21) during the third quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, … more

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Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller (15) makes a catch against Tennessee Titans defensive back Malcolm Butler (21) during the third quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller (15) makes a catch against Tennessee Titans defensive back Malcolm Butler (21) during the third quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, … more

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Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller (15) is tackled by Tennessee Titans defensive back Malcolm Butler (21) during the third quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller (15) is tackled by Tennessee Titans defensive back Malcolm Butler (21) during the third quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in … more

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Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien works with quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) during a time out during the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien works with quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) during a time out during the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, … more

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Tennessee Titans wide receiver Taywan Taylor (13) scores a touchdown against the Houston Texans during an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (Austin Anthony/Daily News via AP)
Tennessee Titans wide receiver Taywan Taylor (13) scores a touchdown against the Houston Texans during an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (Austin Anthony/Daily News via AP)

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Houston Texans wide receiver Bruce Ellington (12) makes a catch against Tennessee Titans defensive back Kenny Vaccaro (24) during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Houston Texans wide receiver Bruce Ellington (12) makes a catch against Tennessee Titans defensive back Kenny Vaccaro (24) during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. … more

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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) is chased out of the pocket by Tennessee Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan (91) during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) is chased out of the pocket by Tennessee Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan (91) during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. … more

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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) is tackled by Tennessee Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan (91) after he was forced out of the pocket during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) is tackled by Tennessee Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan (91) after he was forced out of the pocket during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan … more

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Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Jurrell Casey (99) pressures Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Jurrell Casey (99) pressures Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in … more

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Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Jurrell Casey (99) pressures Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Jurrell Casey (99) pressures Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in … more

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Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller (26) is chased down by Tennessee Titans cornerback Adoree’ Jackson (25) as he runs around the end during the third quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller (26) is chased down by Tennessee Titans cornerback Adoree’ Jackson (25) as he runs around the end during the third quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on … more

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Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller (26) is chased down by Tennessee Titans cornerback Adoree’ Jackson (25) as he runs around the end during the third quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller (26) is chased down by Tennessee Titans cornerback Adoree’ Jackson (25) as he runs around the end during the third quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on … more

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Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) makes a catch against Tennessee Titans cornerback Adoree’ Jackson (25) during the third quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) makes a catch against Tennessee Titans cornerback Adoree’ Jackson (25) during the third quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, … more

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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) throws a pass against the Tennessee Titans during the third quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville.
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) throws a pass against the Tennessee Titans during the third quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville.

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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) drops back to pass as he is rushed by Tennessee Titans linebacker Jayon Brown (55) during the third quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) drops back to pass as he is rushed by Tennessee Titans linebacker Jayon Brown (55) during the third quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, … more

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Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) makes a catch against Tennessee Titans cornerback Adoree’ Jackson (25) during the third quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) makes a catch against Tennessee Titans cornerback Adoree’ Jackson (25) during the third quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, … more

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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) is pressured by Tennessee Titans linebacker Jayon Brown (55) as he drops back to pass during the third quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) is pressured by Tennessee Titans linebacker Jayon Brown (55) as he drops back to pass during the third quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, … more

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Houston Texans linebacker Benardrick McKinney (55) can’t come up with a loose ball as he falls under Tennessee Titans tight end Jonnu Smith (81) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Houston Texans linebacker Benardrick McKinney (55) can’t come up with a loose ball as he falls under Tennessee Titans tight end Jonnu Smith (81) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan … more

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Tennessee Titans wide receiver Tajae Sharpe (19) makes a first down reception against Houston Texans defensive back Johnathan Joseph (24) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Tennessee Titans wide receiver Tajae Sharpe (19) makes a first down reception against Houston Texans defensive back Johnathan Joseph (24) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on … more

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Houston Texans defenders leap in vain for Tennessee Titans kicker Ryan Succop’s 42-yard field goal during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville.
Houston Texans defenders leap in vain for Tennessee Titans kicker Ryan Succop’s 42-yard field goal during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville.

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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) is run out of the pocket by the Tennessee Titans defense during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) is run out of the pocket by the Tennessee Titans defense during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in … more

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Houston Texans wide receiver Bruce Ellington (12) makes a first down catch against Tennessee Titans defensive back Kenny Vaccaro (24) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Houston Texans wide receiver Bruce Ellington (12) makes a first down catch against Tennessee Titans defensive back Kenny Vaccaro (24) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on … more

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Houston Texans linebacker Brennan Scarlett (57) knocks down a pass thrown by Tennessee Titans quarterback Blaine Gabbert (7) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. Gabbert caught the deflection and then ran out of the pocket and threw another pass. He was called for an illegal forward pass. less
Houston Texans linebacker Brennan Scarlett (57) knocks down a pass thrown by Tennessee Titans quarterback Blaine Gabbert (7) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. … more

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Tennessee Titans quarterback Blaine Gabbert (7) throws the ball out of bounds as he is pressured by Houston Texans defensive back Johnathan Joseph (24) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. Gabbert was called for an illegal forward pass on the play. less
Tennessee Titans quarterback Blaine Gabbert (7) throws the ball out of bounds as he is pressured by Houston Texans defensive back Johnathan Joseph (24) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at … more

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Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien argues a call with referee Pete Morellii, left, during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien argues a call with referee Pete Morellii, left, during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, … more

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Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) is run out of bounds by Houston Texans defensive backs Johnathan Joseph (24) and Justin Reid (20) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) is run out of bounds by Houston Texans defensive backs Johnathan Joseph (24) and Justin Reid (20) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan … more

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Tennessee Titans quarterback Blaine Gabbert (7) breaks away from Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) to go on to complete a first down pass during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Tennessee Titans quarterback Blaine Gabbert (7) breaks away from Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) to go on to complete a first down pass during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan … more

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Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller (15) beats Tennessee Titans defensive back Malcolm Butler (21) into the end zone for a 39-yard touchdown reception during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller (15) beats Tennessee Titans defensive back Malcolm Butler (21) into the end zone for a 39-yard touchdown reception during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at … more

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Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller (15) beats Tennessee Titans defensive back Malcolm Butler (21) into the end zone for a 39-yard touchdown reception during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller (15) beats Tennessee Titans defensive back Malcolm Butler (21) into the end zone for a 39-yard touchdown reception during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at … more

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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) is sacked by Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Jurrell Casey (99) and linebacker Harold Landry (58) during the third quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) is sacked by Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Jurrell Casey (99) and linebacker Harold Landry (58) during the third quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan … more

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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) loses the football as he is sacked by Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Jurrell Casey (99) and linebacker Harold Landry (58) during the third quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) loses the football as he is sacked by Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Jurrell Casey (99) and linebacker Harold Landry (58) during the third quarter of an NFL … more

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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) loses the football as he is sacked by Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Jurrell Casey (99) and linebacker Harold Landry (58) during the third quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. The Texans recovered the fumble. less
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) loses the football as he is sacked by Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Jurrell Casey (99) and linebacker Harold Landry (58) during the third quarter of an NFL … more

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Houston Texans linebacker Duke Ejiofor (53) sacks Tennessee Titans quarterback Blaine Gabbert during the third quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville.
Houston Texans linebacker Duke Ejiofor (53) sacks Tennessee Titans quarterback Blaine Gabbert during the third quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville.

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Houston Texans linebacker Duke Ejiofor (53) sacks Tennessee Titans quarterback Blaine Gabbert during the third quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville.
Houston Texans linebacker Duke Ejiofor (53) sacks Tennessee Titans quarterback Blaine Gabbert during the third quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville.

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Houston Texans tight end Jordan Akins (88) makes a catch against Tennessee Titans cornerback Adoree’ Jackson (25) during the third quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Houston Texans tight end Jordan Akins (88) makes a catch against Tennessee Titans cornerback Adoree’ Jackson (25) during the third quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in … more

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Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) is stopped by Houston Texans linebacker Zach Cunningham (41) and defensive back Tyrann Mathieu (32) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) is stopped by Houston Texans linebacker Zach Cunningham (41) and defensive back Tyrann Mathieu (32) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan … more

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Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) makes a catch between Tennessee Titans defensive backs Logan Ryan (26) and Kenny Vaccaro (24) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) makes a catch between Tennessee Titans defensive backs Logan Ryan (26) and Kenny Vaccaro (24) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan … more

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Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) runs past Houston Texans linebacker Brennan Scarlett (57) and defensive back Kareem Jackson (25) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) runs past Houston Texans linebacker Brennan Scarlett (57) and defensive back Kareem Jackson (25) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan … more

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Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) runs the ball against the Houston Texans defense during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville.
Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) runs the ball against the Houston Texans defense during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville.

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Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) is stopped by Houston Texans linebacker Benardrick McKinney (55) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) is stopped by Houston Texans linebacker Benardrick McKinney (55) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, … more

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Houston Texans linebacker Benardrick McKinney lays down a bunt as he plays baseball using the goal line pylon as a bat before an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville. less
Houston Texans linebacker Benardrick McKinney lays down a bunt as he plays baseball using the goal line pylon as a bat before an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. … more

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Houston Texans linebacker Benardrick McKinney lays down a bunt as he plays baseball using the goal line pylon as a bat before an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. … more

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Houston Texans linebackers Whitney Mercilus and Benardrick McKinney, left, warm up before an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville.
Houston Texans linebackers Whitney Mercilus and Benardrick McKinney, left, warm up before an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville.

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Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt jogs onto the field to warm up before an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville.
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt jogs onto the field to warm up before an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville.

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Houston Texans defensive tackle Brandon Dunn warms up before an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville.
Houston Texans defensive tackle Brandon Dunn warms up before an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville.

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Houston Texans linebacker Benardrick McKinney catches a ball as he warm sup before an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville.
Houston Texans linebacker Benardrick McKinney catches a ball as he warm sup before an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville.

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Houston Texans defensive back Tyrann Mathieu, left, warms up before an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville.
Houston Texans defensive back Tyrann Mathieu, left, warms up before an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville.

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Houston Texans defensive back Kareem Jackson, left, warms up before an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville.
Houston Texans defensive back Kareem Jackson, left, warms up before an NFL football game at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville.

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Houston Texans general manager Brian Gaine watches warm ups before an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville.
Houston Texans general manager Brian Gaine watches warm ups before an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Nashville.

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PHOTOS: A look at Lynn Redden and his racist Facebook post
Texans coach Bill O’Brien talks to quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) during a first-quarter timeout in the 2018 season opener at New England.
PHOTOS: A look at Lynn Redden and his racist Facebook post
Texans coach Bill O’Brien talks to quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) during a first-quarter timeout in the 2018 season opener at New England.

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Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson didn’t have much to say Wednesday about Onalaska ISD superintendent Lynn Redden’s Facebook comment Sunday that read “you can’t count on a black quarterback,” but coach Bill O’Brien and defensive end J.J. Watt had strong opinions about the post.

“That’s on him – let peace be with him,” Watson said. “I’m all about love.”

Watson said he’s experienced racism as a player and as a person. Asked if he thinks Redden should be fired, Watson said, “That’s not up to me. I only worry about what I can control, and I’m focused on the Giants.”

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O’Brien had a strong response.

“I don’t want to waste any time responding to ignorant, idiotic statements,” he said. “Deshaun represents everything that’s right about football and life. It’s amazing that BS exists, but it does.”

Asked about the post, Watt said, “I don’t think it deserves any attention from any of us. It’s a very ignorant comment that doesn’t deserve any more play. It’s very unfortunate. I trust him (Watson). We all trust him.”

The Onalaska ISD school board will discuss Redden’s contract during a closed meeting Saturday. The district, located about 100 miles northeast of downtown Houston, posted the meeting agenda Tuesday on the district website.

Redden, who is white, said during a phone interview Monday that he regretted posting the comment under a story on the Chron.com Facebook page.

He said he thought he was responding to a private message from a friend at the time. Instead, he posted the comment on a Facebook post promoting a Chron.com story about the Texans’ recent loss.

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Redden said he deleted the comment after he realized it was public.

The full comment read: “That may have been the most inept quarterback decision I’ve seen in the NFL. When you need precision decision making you can’t count on a black quarterback.”

Redden said he was referring to the statistical success of black NFL quarterbacks, adding that they “have had limited success” throughout the league’s history.

Chron.com obtained a screenshot of the comment from a Spring resident on Monday.

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