“Nobody trusts him.”
Ain’t that the truth, Breesy?
Roger Goodell seemed to come into his position of power with a chip on his shoulder. A chip which he put there. It’s almost as if the guy thought to himself, “I know the decisions I make won’t be popular, and a lot of them may be rash, but history will judge me as a great commissioner.”
No. Goodell didn’t say that. It’s what I imagine. It’s speculative, and in fairness to Roger Goodell, I’m no fan. Are you? That’s what I thought. He reminds a lot of a better spoken, former president of the United States of America. Unlike that president, who I’d love to sit and have a chat with, I’d never want to be in the same room as Roger Goodell.
Setting aside the bash session.
Drew Brees was interviewed by Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, and the two discussed the Bountygate mess, and how it has been pushed to a United States courtroom.
Brees offered the following:
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.
I hear ya, Drew. I wouldn’t trust that dude, either. After hitting print and the airwaves, several were curious why the Saints QB made such a statement. At Wednesday’s practice he offered the finality:
I’m not going to comment further on it. If there’s any dialogue that would need to take place, I would talk to the commissioner directly. By no means was that meant to be disrespectful. I was asked a direct question about how the players felt and I gave a very honest and direct answer. I think it was blown out of proportion a little bit when the headlines say I was blasting the commissioner. No, that wasn’t the case. That was really all I said and I really have nothing else to say about it.