NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is no doubt hoping that the 2015 season that kicks off this Thursday, September 10, will be better than the last football season. Over the past year, Goodell, who earned $44 million, has been under fire for mishandling a host of issues within the NFL—from the Ray Rice domestic abuse and Adrian Peterson child abuse cases to the fiasco that has become Deflategate. There have also been numerous leaks out of the Commissioner’s office and several embarrassing gaffes. A court throwing out Tom Brady’s four game suspension last week was just the latest turn of events to leave Roger Goodell with egg on his face. Not surprising that many pundits and commentators are now calling for Roger Goodell to be fired. And we here are Goliath tend to agree with that viewpoint. So here are six reasons why Roger Goodell should be removed from his lucrative post as NFL Commissioner.
6. Roger Goodell Keeps Getting it Wrong
From Ray Rice punching his girlfriend out in an elevator, to Adrian Peterson whipping his child with a switch, and Tom Brady’s balls being too soft, Roger Goodell continually mishandles almost every disciplinary issue that crosses his desk. Worse, he appears to be out of touch with both NFL fans and the public at large on these issues. From giving Ray Rice a two game suspension for knocking his fiancée out cold, to upholding Tom Brady’s four game suspension only to see the whole thing vacated by a judge on appeal, Roger Goodell consistently appears to be out of touch with the consensus view of Americans. If it were one or even two instances of getting a punishment wrong, that would be one thing. But Roger Goodell and his office have screwed up seemingly every disciplinary case they’ve been involved with. Not good.