Saints Brees Blast Roger Goodell

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.

 

 

5 Comments

  1. Well, when he became the commissioner he said, in his first few weeks in the position, that he was going to be tough and crack down on things that put the NFL in a bad light. I understand protecting the players but I feel he went a little to far. The guys that should get a year should be the guys who get in trouble for violent acts. Berry from the Detroit Lions was just cut from the team for a charge that had a gun involved. Now he should get a year. I 100% believe that there was a bounty program in NO and I agree that there should be punishment but not a full year away from the game.

    1. I agree with everything you said. Yes he should clean the league up and crackdown on behaviors. Sometimes tho he seems so over the top. Part dictator part watch this. Like let me show you how much power I have.

  2. Reply Post By samco25

    Roger making a name for himself and throwing anybody under the bus he can to accomplish his goal regardless of how minor or severe the infraction

  3. Reply Post By LEE73

    Roger power trips when he wants bottom line

  4. It sounds pretty obvious that most players don’t like him…at least that’s what we hear about, but having worked in a handful of different union jobs, I know that you never go against the union….even if you liked your boss…..you either criticize him or keep your mouth shut, lest you piss off your co-workers.
    PS…i always hated my boss, but that is the dynamic.

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