Texas superintendent: 'You cant count on a black QB'

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"I wish it had never been posted", Lynn Redden, the superintendent of the Onalaska (Tex.) Independent School District, told the Chronicle on Monday. A 2016-17 Texas Academic Performance Report listed nine students out of a total of 1,026 in the district, or 0.9 percent, as African American.

Redden has since deleted the comment and apologized for what he wrote to the Chronicle.

In his post on the Houston Chronicle's website, Redden referred to the last play of Sunday's game in which Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson held the ball as time expired.

He added: 'When you need precision decision making you can't count on a black quarterback'.

"I totally regret it", Redden told the newspaper.

Redden has not yet faced any discipline from a professional standpoint.

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The Onalaska educator insisted that the post disparaging black quarterbacks was not meant to be racist.

Historically, black athletes were given very limited opportunities to play quarterback in the National Football League until the late 1980s, when the position began to become more integrated.

Doug Williams was the NFL's first black quarterback to lead a team to a Super Bowl championship, helping the Washington Redskins to a win over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXII. Nine games into his career (eight starts), the quarterback has completed 61 percent of his pass attempts.

Ericksen said he did not have children in Ledden's school district, but he wanted to shine a light on what he feels was a blatantly racist comment.

Watson, for his part, said the Titans simply countered with "good coverage" during the game's waning seconds, according to ESPN.

"We're just trying to get it into field goal range and just trying to - we've got to do a better job of coaching that play up", O'Brien told reporters.

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