Christian Petersen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — For the first time since the release of the second Ray Rice video, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the media regarding the recent controversy’s swirling around the league.
Goodell shouldered most of the blame for how the NFL handled the Ray Rice suspension as well as the cases of Adrian Peterson, Greg Hardy, and others.
The Commissioner has received a heap of criticism from fans, media, and players. Some have called for him to even resign from his position.
“I have not,” Goodell responded when asked if he had considered resigning. “I am focused on doing my job. I understand when people are critical of my performance, but we have work to do. I am proud of the opportunity we have to make a difference and do the right thing. We’ve acknowledged that we need to make changes and now we have to get those changes going.”
Goodell did reveal that there could be changes coming to his role and how these types of situations will get handled in the future.
“Everything is on the table. We’re going to make sure that we look at every aspect of how we gather information to make a decision, how make that decision, and then the appeals process. And all of that is on the table, and all of that is important information that we want outside experts to give us perspective on, and see if there’s a better way to do it. We believe there is and we believe we need it. We can’t continue to operate like this.”
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