So If Goodell doesn't end up resigning then the nfl is basically an untouchable organization, right?
Deadspin- A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive three months ago, while league officers have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week.
The person played The Associated Press a 12-second voicemail from an NFL office number on April 9 confirming the video arrived. A female voice expresses thanks and says: "You're right. It's terrible."
Whoa there ol' Rog, caught with the pants down eh? Listen, there's really only two options. Either Goodell saw the tape of Ray Rice knocking his wife to the moon months ago, or he actively choose not to see it. Regardless of what some of the talking heads on ESPN say, regardless of what radio hosts say, Roger knew of the existence of that tape and it was readily accessible to him. He's the fucking commissioner of the goddamn NFL. The fact that he still has a job is a testament to the significant power he holds. No way in hell TMZ got their sticky little paws on it it before Goodell.
Really though, Poor Roger. Clearly he had a poor social life growing up. Everyone knows rule #1 of lying is to make up a reasonable lie. Rule #2 is don't lie on a top of a lie. Goodell has created a whole clusterfuck of lies now, know of which are believable. He's really backing himself into a corner. Ya know those times when someone is lying to you, but you get to keep asking them questions and watching them squirm? Probably the best feeling ever. Well multiple the joy of that by 1,000 when you are watching the arrogant, pompous commissioner of the NFL do so.
To be fair, I am biased, but it doesn't change the fact that Roger is lying through his teeth. Two short years ago Roger Goodell ripped an entire season away from the Saints. A season which they were destined to a contender in the prime of Drew Brees' career. BountyGate, was a Goodell special. Make an example out of a team, based on little-to-no hard evidence. I don't claim that there wasn't some money exchanging hands somewhere along the line, but it was blown drastically out of proportion.
Wait for it, this is where it gets good…
Roger Goodell claimed that Sean Payton was to be suspended for the year not based on the bounties, but based on the fact that he presumably lied about the bounties. In fact, what he said was…
"Ignorance is not a suitable defense." Roger Goodell, 2012.
Weirrrrd, it seems the shoe is on the other foot, how did that get there? Silly Roger. If ignorance is not a defense then it seems that you have no real defense at all. If the tape reached your office, which many sources have on good authority that it did, how did the man in charge of said office not see it? Hypocrisy at it's finest. But do the similarities end there? Fuck. And. No.
Roger Goodell has launched an independent investigation, led by an ex FBI director, that will be overseen by NFL owners John Mara and Art Rooney. So if I am reading this right, Goodell is having two guys that make a lot of money because of him oversee an investigation on his office? That seems logical. That would kind of be like me hiring a private investigator to follow me, no? What the fuck is going on. I swear the NFL just does what it wants and listens to no one. Goodell led an internal investigation two years ago for BountyGate, which turned up all of zero hard evidence. Yet, the suspensions still came. I don't even think Roger knows what the word 'investigation' means. It's just his way of saying 'we will do what we want and you can't do shit about it'. I almost kind of respect how little he cares. He has just shrugged off every difficult question that his been asked of him with some ridiculously vague answer.
If Goodell had to tell the truth my one question for him would be "what the fuck did you think was going to happen?" It's 2014, c'mon mannnnn. Every video gets out sooner or later.The altercation took place in a casino. Everyone knows thats everything that happens in a casino is caught on tape. You thought if you just ignored it it would all go away. Be smarter Rog, Be smarter. All you had to do was watch Rice knock out his wife and suspend him indefinitely. That's it. That's all. The attention would be solely on Ray Rice, instead of you having to find some impossible way to cover your own ass. Were talking about a player that dragged his motionless wife out of an elevator, and you have somehow made yourself the bad guy.
I have no idea how Roger Goodell keeps his job. I really don't understand how he, or the NFL, can justify it. Any other business and the man in charge would have bit the bullet days ago. The sad thing is I am 90% sure he IS going to keep his job. The NFL really is an unstoppable force.