If You Could Ask NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Any Question, What Would it Be?
The annual State of the NFL press conference, delivered by the commissioner at the Super Bowl, often consists of superficial questions that barely scratch the surface.
Roger Goodell, criticized throughout the NFL season, appears to have unwavering trust primarily from those who own professional football teams.
During the few instances when Goodell has addressed the public this turbulent season, he has displayed a lack of sensitivity towards many of the trust-related concerns raised by fans.
Simply search “Roger Goodell” or peruse the comments of any article featuring him as the focal point.
While NFL fans may not always see eye to eye, their collective distrust and antipathy towards the current commissioner are undeniable rallying points.
This leads us to ponder: if you had the opportunity to pose one question to Roger Goodell during Friday’s press conference, and he would presumably respond candidly and truthfully, what would it be?
There are numerous pertinent issues regarding the future of this sport that require genuine answers and solutions.
Below are the insights shared by several former NFL players, all of whom have contributed to FBF during the 2014 season.
We’re also eager to hear from you. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments or use the hashtag #AskRoger on Twitter.
MATT CHATHAM: Judge Barbara Jones determined that you were untruthful. The so-called “independent investigation” into your actions lacked credibility. And NFL officials are suspected of leaking information during this Deflategate inquiry. What assurance can you offer that we should have confidence in your ability to safeguard the integrity of the game?
CHRIS SNEE: Why did you delay conducting interviews with the Patriots following the deflated ball allegations?
BRADY POPPINGA: Why didn’t you take the lead on Deflategate, promptly clarifying the processes and procedures to prevent it from needlessly escalating into a major national controversy?
JOEL DREESSEN: How would you rate your overall performance as commissioner, assigning a letter grade, and what are the specific measures you plan to take to enhance it?
DREW BENNETT: Are you open to undergoing a lie detector test regarding the uncovering of facts related to the Ray Rice incident?
GREY RUEGAMER: Beyond your ties with NFL owners and any prior financial arrangements made by the league, can you provide three other compelling reasons for you to remain in the role of NFL Commissioner?
DEREK RACKLEY: Does the NFL find it acceptable that Marshawn Lynch is ‘present’ during required media availability but chooses not to answer questions?
JAY FOREMAN: How are you personally working towards repairing relationships with past, present, and upcoming players?
ROCKY BOIMAN: If your long-term objective is establishing a franchise in London, what would be the next significant step towards realizing that goal?