Even Roger Goodell is concerned with the National Football League catch rule right now

"I think all of us and the owners believe Carolina is a great market", Goodell said. We hope he chooses the latter'.

Richardson announced after the SI article last month that he would put the team up for sale as soon as the season ended.

"It's really remarkable that they're going for their third Super Bowl in four years in this kind of a system", said Goodell, who met with Patriots owner Robert Kraft and team president Jonathan Kraft before his presser.

The NFL has hired an independent investigator to look into claims of sexual and racial misconduct in the workplace against Richardson. That process has begun. She will do her work. "The Panthers have given us full cooperation, her full cooperation".

"I'm never satisfied", said Goodell regarding the standard of officials. "As an example, the trend now is offensive coaches. We as a league do not get involved with that in any way".

Speaking on Wednesday during his his annual State of the National Football League press conference ahead of Super Bowl 52 in Minneapolis, Goodell also touched on the controversial catch rule. Goodell, who said he was confident in the league's finding in the case, said the NFL remains committed to the values bestowed by the rule, which requires teams to interview at least one minority candidate for head coaching and team front-office positions. "While we recognize many of our fans have a longstanding attachment to Chief Wahoo, I'm ultimately in agreement with Commissioner Manfred's desire to remove the logo from our uniforms in 2019".

Still, Goodell said Wednesday he thinks that progress is possible. 'Fans want catches.'. We've got some ideas of how to bring some clarity to that, particularly in the going to the ground that I think has created a lot of the confusion because it's a different rule when you're going to the ground when you're on the sideline or in the end zone.

"I think that it has been very clear from those that we have spoken to that there are two local groups and the other four are outside of the state of North Carolina", Mitchell said. "Make the platform effective and [pursue] what the players were really interested in, which is making our communities better".

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