Peterson allegedly told a worker conducting his urinalysis exam during a Wednesday court appearance that “he smoked a little weed.”
Among the topics discussed at Wednesday’s owners meetings was the commissioner’s role in handing out discipline, and he reiterated that all options “are on the table.”
The presentation on domestic violence given to NFL owners on Wednesday included a video by a former player appealing for recognition and action.
Peterson did not enter a plea, though his attorney said he will eventually plead not guilty to the charge that carries a penalty of up to two years in prison.
In a new AP-GfK poll, 32 percent say the commish should lose his job over the recent domestic violence scandals, with 66 percent saying he shouldn’t.
Prosecutor Phil Grant declined to comment Tuesday on whether the case could be settled without a trial. If convicted, Peterson faces up to two years in prison.
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.