NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stopped by the Friday broadcast of ESPN’s “Mike & Mike” radio show to talk about the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. (RELATED: Check Out All 32 Picks From The 1st Round Of The 2015 NFL Draft)
Since Thursday’s event went off with few surprises, the conversation shifted toward the dumpster fire currently known as the NFL’s public image. Goodell expressed remorse for the way the league handled both the Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice situations, but FLAT-OUT refused to apologize to Robert Kraft and the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots over the league’s bungled Deflate-Gate scandal.
Well, no, because here’s the thing, and I’ve said this to Robert and I’ve said this publicly — our job is to protect the integrity of the game… If there are questions about the potential for some type of violation, it’s our obligation to go find out whether it happened. There are 31 other teams that want to know that the rules were followed. I hope there is nothing from this. But we didn’t make any judgment about whether there was or wasn’t; we allowed Ted Wells to do that. That’s our job, and that’s what we’re going to do. I’m not going to apologize for doing our job.
Why is Roger Goodell’s go to face the “trying to hold in a fart” look? pic.twitter.com/sDmQYzykCs
— Christian Datoc (@TocRadio) May 1, 2015