Dave Portnoy and Barstool Sports do not like Roger Goodell. It goes all the way back to when Tom Brady got suspended for the deflategate controversy that led to Portnoy getting arrested by New York City police after he and three Barstool employees handcuffed one another on the floor of NFL headquarters.
Fast forward to this season and Portnoy won a $250,000 charity auction during the NFL Draft to watch a “Monday Night Football” game with Goodell in the commissioner’s basement mancave. As expected, the league won’t let that happen, however, saying Portnoy failed a necessary background check.
Portnoy had an exclusive interview with President Donald Trump and made sure to bring that up.
Portnoy explained how he had won the auction fair and square to sit down with Goodell and watch football. Trump said, “Well, he wanted no part of you.” Portnoy asked Trump for a little favor saying, “Well, I don’t know if you can arrest the guy for that.” Trump said he couldn’t help him there, but said it was a very wise move by Goodell.