Roger Goodell has a lot of things on his hand within the next few months.
The league’s commissioner opened by talking about the Buffalo Bills new stadium before launching into a series of concerning topics.
He spoke about the investigations into the Miami Dolphins, Washington Commanders and Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson. Goodell was asked about Watson and a potential suspension for the newest quarterback in the AFC North. He said there is still “no timetable” for a decision.
“Roger Goodell said ‘there’s no timetable’ on a decision of any potential discipline for Browns’ QB Deshaun Watson,” ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Goodell’s comments. “‘We will seek to get to the bottom of the facts,’ Goodell said.”
Two separate grand juries in Texas recently declined to indict Watson on criminal charges, but 22 women still have civil complaints pending against him.
Goodell then shifted to the Washington Commanders as he stated owner Dan Snyder will remain sidelined from the daily operations of the franchise as a result of the NFL’s investigation last year.
Back in July, the NFL announced it had fined Washington $10 million for creating a toxic workplace culture and that Dan Snyder would step away from the daily operations of the franchise for at least several months.
The commish was also asked about Brian Flores’ pending lawsuit against the league for unfair hiring practices as it pertains to minority coaching candidates. Goodell cited the league’s diversity, equity and inclusion committee.