By the time the typical player signs an NFL contract, around 100 scouts, coaches and general managers have pored over his history.
“Unfortunately, over the past several weeks, we have seen all too much of the NFL doing wrong,” he said. “That starts with me.”
Christie, who worked with the commissioner during the lead-up to the Super Bowl, said Goodell should not be judged solely on his error in the Ray Rice case.
“Nobody’s perfect,” Vick said. “Nobody can make the correct decisions right then and there on the spot when faced with all forms of adversity.”
Fans and sponsors are still paying and and will likely continue to do so “unless or until those folks think that this is a chronic problem,” said David Carter, who heads the Sports Business Institute at the University of Southern California.
What would George say about the NFL and its critics, the gruesomely physical league’s criminals and many of their equally impure, sanctimonious fans?
Through the NFL’s scandals, Goodell remains incommunicado, waiting for the perfect storm he could have never imagined blows over before getting back to earning his $44 million a year.
Finally, a pocket of good coming from this ongoing mess that is the NFL as of late…
The news just keeps getting worse for the NFL. On Wednesday the reeling league was hit with another scandal when the Arizona Cardinals’ Jonathan Dwyer was reportedly arrested for an attack on a woman.
The child abuse charges surrounding Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson have reignited discussions about child discipline.
When asked whether NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should resign over the way his office handled the incident, the Democrat sidestepped the question.
Peterson is charged with a felony for using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son and now could miss the rest of the season while the case proceeds through the court system.
A week ago, it seemed the world was angry at Roger Goodell because he had botched the Ray Rice decision. That was just the tip of the iceberg.
Anheuser-Busch, one of the NFL’s biggest sponsors, says it isn’t happy with the recent controversy that has engulfed the league.
In a statement, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said disciplining “a child to the extent of visible wounds, as has been alleged, should not be tolerated in our state.”