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Roger Goodell sent a letter to NFL front offices and a memorandum to all NFL personnel — coaches, players, executives, trainers, etc. — announcing an updated policy for domestic abuse and sexual assault, as well as, of all things, an apology for how he handled the Ray Rice situation.
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Like a choir girl who takes her fingers out of her ears and realizes everyone else has been staring at her while she belts out “Let It Go” completely off-key, the NFL has perhaps figured out that its two-game suspension for Ray Rice was sadly lenient and out of step with the rest of society.
The Ice Bucket Challenge has taken the nation by storm, with folks on social media raising millions for the ALS Association and research for Lou Gehrig’s disease. However, NFL dictator/commissioner Roger Goodell dumped an ice bucket over himself and I still found a way to hate him for it.
A lot has been made of the Rams’ drafting of Michael Sam, the first openly gay NFL player. One day we will get to a point where this is neither a big deal nor a news item, and when we do, Sam, the Rams and the NFL can take credit. The NFL has created serious societal goodwill, but being the NFL – the league that was quick to fine players for celebrating in the end zone and slow to fine those that delivered dangerous, crippling hits – they’re doing their best to erode it. And in the case of Ray Rice, the Pro Bowl running back for the Ravens, they might have given it all away.
How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if it wasn't suffering brain trauma from 12 years as an NFL offensive lineman? #AskCommish
— Josef Stylin (@_Hozay) May 6, 2014
Goodell tried to laugh some of these off. He failed there, too.
Remember that really annoying blackout during the Super Bowl, which not only shifted momentum in the game but likely shifted the mood in your living room from “Yeah, football!” to “I have a guacamole hangover and need to sleep it off”? Terrell Suggs believes that the league wanted to shoot itself in the foot, just to make the game more interesting.
That makes two days in a row that professional sports leagues have made us say, hey, maybe you guys really do care about something besides money. It’s not true, of course. But you made us say it.
Roger Goodell’s Defense Of The ‘Redskins’ Name Is Bullshit, But One Line In Particular Reveals The True Depths Of His Bullshit
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell recently responded to a sad Congressional plea to the league, requesting that the name “Redskins” be changed because it says: red skins. His response boils down to one thing and one thing only.