NFL Pulls Super Bowl Credentials From Barstool Sports
- Author: Delores Daniels Feb 02, 2017,
Feb 02, 2017, 0:06
Roger Goodell says there is no "awkward" tension at all with the New England Patriots after Deflategate.
"So, we're moving on from that". "That's part of our history, but it's something that we are comfortable with the process, the decision".
"We are confident that our process is thorough and will examine all of the issues that need to be examined to make the best possible decision for ownership", Goodell said.
"I have no doubt that if I wanted to come up to a Patriots game and I asked Mr. Kraft, he would welcome me back", Goodell said.
Patriots QB Tom Brady was suspended four games after the league said it determined the Patriots intentionally underinflated footballs used in an AFC championship game victory two years ago.
"They said there were compelling if not overwhelming facts, and that's the point I just made", Goodell said. Those are always hard, sometimes contentious and sometimes less than flawless decision.
On Wednesday, at his state of the league address, commissioner Roger Goodell was asked why the outlet was banned, especially considering how popular it is. I have disagreements with all 32 of our teams. He said he has no issue going back to Gillette if invited by the team and the Krafts, saying that Robert and Jonathan Kraft are "extraordinary people".
"We always seek to clarify rules". I'm not afraid of disagreement, and I don't think disagreement leads to distrust or hated. It's a disagreement. You take your disagreements, you find a common place, and you move forward. "It's not of a personal nature, which I know is what people like to make it", he said.
Goodell did not attend either of the Patriots' home playoff games this postseason on their way to Sunday's Super Bowl against the Falcons. "What we are trying to do is make our games as exciting and action packed as possible".
-Goodell said former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush will perform the coin toss at the Super Bowl: "We're honored to have them".
Thursday Night Football: Goodell said he was pleased with the quality of football that was played on Thursday Night Football this season, but some changes could be coming. He was in attendance in conjunction with the league's announcement that the Patriots will be playing the Oakland Raiders in Mexico City during the 2017 regular season.