I’d be very interested to find out how many NFL players actually like Commissioner Roger Goodell.
I understand being cordial and respectful in his presence, but how many genuinely like the man.
New Orleans Saint quarterback Drew Brees may not dislike the Commish, but he definitely doesn’t trust the man.
USA Today via Sports Illustrated and Peter King reported that Brees feels the man can’t be trusted.
“Nobody trusts him,” Brees said of the commissioner, who’s suspended Saints Head Coach Sean Payton and defensive captain Jonathan Vilma for the 2012 season (three other players received less severe penalties) for their alleged roles in the team’s pay-for-performance incentive program.
“I’m not talking about a DUI, or using a gun in a strip club, which are pretty clear violations. I think there’re too many times where the league has come to its decision in a case before calling a guy in, and the interview is just a facade. I think now if a guy has to come in to talk to Roger, he’ll be very hesitant because he’ll think the conclusion has already been reached.”
The players have only themselves to blame because they agreed to the new collective bargaining agreement that allows Roger Goodell to be judge and jury.
That their fault.
Can Roger Goodell be trust?
I’m not sure. He works for the owners, and his job is to protect the shield of the NFL.
I”n not sure those are comments are worthy of a fine necessarily, and I don’t think the commissioner even cares.