Note: On NNR today Samantha Bunten of NBC Sports & I held our noses as we discussed the Browns game with the Texans and other games of the weekend. The podcast is on https://fryingpansports.com/radio-show/.
Neither the NFL or NFLPA have a leg on which to stand in the argument over the Commissioner’s powers in personal conduct issues.
The NFL has been totally inconsistent in deciding penalties for players. I detailed the randomness of the penalties in my editorial “Roger Goodell’s NFL Wheel of Misfortune!” (https://fryingpansports.com/roger-goodells-nfl-wheel-misfortune/).
One would assume that the power given to one man would result in consistent decisions. The fact is Roger Godell’s decisions appear to have been the result of throwing darts at a dart board filled with suspensions of various lengths.
Then there is the ridiculous claim by Goodell that he never saw the video of what Ray Rice did in the elevator. Local law enforcement said they sent the tape to the NFL. But it seems that there were two people with the same name and the tape went to the janitor rather than the head of security.
But the NFLPA is not without sin either. During negotiations for the most … Read more at FryingPanSports