Texans owner Bob McNair made headlines last season when he referred to the NFL as inmates running the prison. Although months have passed since he made those comments, McNair admitted he is only sorry for apologizing afterward.
The main thing I regret is apologizing, McNair said, adding, I really didn’t have anything to apologize for.
McNair told the Wall Street Journal he doesn’t think he was in the wrong for the remarks he made at the NFL owners meeting in October. While discussing the ongoing national anthem protests, McNair used a figure of speech for an analogy, saying, We can’t have inmates running the prison.
Washington hadn’t lost that many consecutive games since a seven-game rut in June 2016.
Nationals 1B Ryan Zimmerman went 0 for 4, dropping his season batting average to .097. His early production is getting a lot of scrutiny because he took only two Grapefruit League at-bats, instead opting to prepare in spring training on back fields and against minor league pitchers.
Molina’s version was he said a bad word to me and I reacted that way. He called me [it] twice. You can’t allow that.
I know he was frustrated with what I said, and I can’t blame him, Lovullo said. I was giving him more of a compliment in saying that he’s very good and didn’t necessarily follow through, to execute the right way of my words to tell that that’s what I was thinking.
Lovullo had not tried to reach out to Molina.
I just want everything to settle down and go away, Lovullo said. I know that it’s a big story. It happened, and I can see why it’s a big story, I’m not trying to downplay it, I just want the dust to settle a little bit and think through it through a really clearer lens.
Lovullo said he expects to be fined for the ejection.
I’ll deal with the consequences, he said.