Drew Brees On Goodell: “He Is Judge, Jury & Executioner; He Has Too Much Power” (Video)

After a federal court judge reinstated the 4-game suspension of Tom Brady for the deflategate debacle, questions arose once again if NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has too much power.

On Tuesday, New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees threw shots at the disciplinary powers that Goodell has when asked about his reaction of Brady’s suspension.

Via SI.com & The Dan Patrick Show:

“I think we would all agree that he definitely has too much power,” Brees told SI.com. “He is judge, jury and executioner when it comes to all the discipline. I’m not going to trust any league-led investigation when it comes to anything. It’s not transparent.”

“I think this was an issue again where the commissioner’s authority was challenged and the league is gonna do whatever they can to make sure they know that he is in position to make these types of unilateral decisions, and there’s nothing anybody can do about it.”

“We’ve been witness to this down in New Orleans firsthand,” Brees told The Rich Eisen Show. “There’s just so much mistrust from the players’ perspective and the fans’ perspective. Nothing’s transparent about it. It happens behind closed doors and you always feel like there’s an agenda at play.”

“Forget the issues at hand here with Deflategate or whatever you want to call it,” Brees told The Dan Patrick Show. “I think this was an issue again where the commissioner’s authority was challenged and the league is gonna do whatever they can to make sure they know that he is in position to make these types of unilateral decisions, and there’s nothing anybody can do about it.”

 

 

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