Texans owner Robert McNair can’t get out of his own way.
Asked Sunday about Panthers team owner Jerry Richardson amid allegations of workplace misconduct, McNair said Richardson’s alleged comments could have been made jokingly and likely weren’t made to offend anyone.
Richardson decided to put the team up for sale after it came out he had reportedly settled with former employees in incidents stemming from sexual harassment and the alleged use of a racial slur to a scout.
When the NBA forced Donald Sterling to sell the Los Angeles Clippers following the revelation of racist remarks, Brown said McNair only addressed the situation by telling the players to be careful who you have private conversations with, because things that you think are confidential can spread like wildfire.
In my mind, it would probably have been better if he said ‘don’t be a racist’ instead of ‘be a racist in private and make sure it doesn’t get out,’ Brown said.
McNair met with the team Saturday (after Brown’s interview with PFT) in an attempt to clear the air with his team, but Brown told reporters the meeting didn’t go well.
Liriano allowed three hits in six innings. The Indians, who were held to four hits, are batting .158, the worst team average in the majors.
Cleveland’s center fielder was in the lineup after running full-speed into the wall chasing Jon Jay’s triple Sunday. His chest, face and legs appeared to make contact with the wall.
I got a little banged up, but I can play, Zimmer said. I wasn’t 100 percent today. It was a little bit of everything. Today I woke up and felt like I got hit by a car.
Tigers: RHP Buck Farmer was removed with a left hip spasm after walking Zimmer in the seventh inning.
Indians: OF Michael Brantley, who played three straight days after starting the season on DL following offseason ankle surgery, wasn’t in the lineup. He will get planned off-days early in the season.