September 22, 2018 / 5:06 PM / 8 months ago

Texas superintendent resigns after Watson comments

Sep 16, 2018; Nashville, TN, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) makes the call at the line against the Tennessee Titans during the second half at Nissan Stadium. Tennessee won 20-17. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas school superintendent who made a racially charged comment about Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has resigned, a Houston television station reported Saturday.

The Onalaska Independent School District’s Board of Trustees accepted a letter of resignation from Lynn Redden after a meeting Saturday morning, according to ABC 13.

Redden came under fire for a comment posted on the Houston Chronicle’s Facebook page following the Texans’ Week 2 loss to the Tennessee Titans. “You can’t count on a black quarterback,” he wrote.

The school board issued a statement earlier this week about Redden’s remarks.

“The OISD does not condone negative comments or actions toward any race,” the statement read. “The District values every individual and therefore the District will take the appropriate measures to address the situation expeditiously and completely.”

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