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Roger Goodell on Whether Kaepernick Is Good Enough for NFL: “I’m Not a Football Expert” (Video)
Roger Goodell has been commissioner of the NFL for over ten years. However, apparently he doesn’t think that makes him a football expert.
Goodell made an appearance on Fox Sports 1′s First Things First on Wednesday. When asked by hosts Cris Carter and Nick Wright if he thinks Colin Kaepernick is good enough to be on an NFL roster, Goodell’s response was downright hilarious.
“I’m not a football expert,” Goodell said with a straight face. “I’m a huge fan. I have a role as commissioner also, but for me I watch the games and enjoy and I let the football people make those decisions. And the reality is there’s 32 different decisions, and multiple decisions within an organization, so there’s always a dispute. The idea of who can play, who can’t play, who’s best for our system and not best for our system, are decisions that should be made by those 32 teams.”
Of course, not 30 seconds before pleading the fifth, Goodell admitted he is “convinced [Kaepernick] will get that opportunity when the right opportunity comes along,” since the NFL is a “meritocracy.” So maybe Goodell is a football expert after all?
One thing made perfectly clear in this interview is that Goodell does not believe Kaepernick’s inability to get a job has anything to do with his political activism.
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Hat Tip – [FTW]