A school superintendent in Texas said he thought he was sending a private message when he wrote a public Facebook post blasting Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, stating, "you can't count on a black quarterback".
Matt Ericksen, who tipped the Houston Chronicle off about the comments, said he hopes some punishment comes out of it.
He would later delete the comment, but not before somebody got a screen shot. "When you need precision decision-making you can't count on a black quarterback", he wrote, referring to Watson holding the ball for a lengthy amount of time as the clock continued to tick and time eventually expired.
Redden told Chron.com that he has not faced any repercussions from the post as of Monday afternoon.
'It's important to make sure disgusting words are met with consequences, especially for those in powerful positions with influence, ' Ericksen said.
As superintendent, Redden oversees 1,130 students and 175 staff members.
One of the most decorated players in recent college football history, Watson twice led Clemson to the College Football Playoff championship game, winning once, and was twice a finalist for the Heisman Trophy before the Texans made him the 12th overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.
However, Redden still managed to murk up his apology by justifying his comment as a reference to the lack of statistical success Black quarterbacks have had in the NFL.
In an interview with the Chronicle, Redden said he regrets posting the comment. The OISD does not condone negative comments or actions against any race.