Richard Sherman Calls Roger Goodell “Foolish” For His Ejection Proposal
Not too many people are fans of League commissioner Roger Goodell especially when they’re being fined or suspended for something. Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman may have a call or two from the league after his recent comments about Roger Goodell and his ejection proposal.
Under the proposal, personal fouls that would count toward an ejection would be throwing a punch, a forearm, or kicking; using abusive, threatening, or insulting language; and using baiting or taunting acts.
Richard Sherman had this to say:
“I think it’s foolish, but I mean, it sounds like something somebody who’s never played the game would say, something that they would suggest,” Sherman said of Goodell’s proposal. “Because he doesn’t understand. He’s just a face. He’s just a suit. He’s never stepped foot on the field and understood how you can get a personal foul.”
“You’ve got a bunch of suits doing it,” Sherman said. “Let Jerry Rice and Michael Irvin talk about it for about 20-30 minutes. Maybe Cris Carter, Randy Moss, let those guys have a roundtable discussion about what a catch should be and come up with a rule.
“I guarantee you it’d be more effective than the rule they have now because those are pass catchers, those are some of best pass catchers we’ve had. I think it’d be more straightforward and to the point, but you’ve got a bunch of guys who have never played. They probably touched a football, to hold out or shake someone’s hand and take a picture, but they’ve never played the game.”
No matter how you feel about Richard Sherman, the man has a valid point.