NFL RATINGS SUCK AND ROGER GOODELL HAS NO NUTT’S.
According to the Conservative Tribune: “NFL players protesting the national anthem has undoubtedly caused serious damage to the popularity of the National Football League and has also hurt the reputation of league Commissioner Roger Goodell. In fact, the New York Post reported Sunday that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has had enough of Goodell and is leading a charge among fellow owners to derail a pending contract extension for the commissioner. Jones has been outspoken about how he would have handled the anthem protests differently, such as threatening to bench players who behave disrespectfully. He likely has an ax to grind with Goodell because of a highly disputed six-game suspension of star Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott handed down by Goodell for player misconduct in an alleged domestic violence incident. No legal charges were ever filed against Elliott. The Post cited an ESPN report about a Jones-led conference call Thursday involving 16 other NFL owners to discuss Goodell’s future with the league. Aside from the obvious problem of allowing player protests during the anthem to continue unpunished while other minor infractions are routinely hammered, the owners reportedly have also taken issue with Goodell’s mishandling of recent team relocations to the Los Angeles area, as well as with domestic violence committed by players.
“You don’t get to have this many messes over the years like Roger has had and survive it,” one unnamed owner stated during the call. It is unclear if Jones has rallied enough support among league owners to get rid of Goodell — he would need the consensus of 24 owners to terminate Goodell’s contract. It’s possible that the commissioner’s salary could be reduced or he could be forced to make broad changes to his staff and league leadership.”