Roger Goodell's Thursday night memo explains that any team or league employee who publicly discusses the league's decision to proceed with the draft on April 23-25 will be subject to disciplinary action https://t.co/VO79aar1k5
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PFT – Commissioner Roger Goodell’s Thursday night memo to all teams made it clear there’s no benefit to be obtained from publicly arguing for a delay in the draft. The memo also made it clear that there’s a very real downside. “The [Management Council Executive Committee] was also clear, and I share the Committee’s view, that public discussion of issues relating to the Draft serves no useful purpose and is grounds for disciplinary action,” Roger Goodell wrote to all teams in the memo, a copy of which was obtained by PFT. In other words, anyone who would be tempted to echo concerns recently raised by Saints G.M. Mickey Loomis or Broncos G.M. John Elway should resist. Anyone within the league who chooses to go on the record to criticize the league’s decision to proceed with the draft as scheduled on April 23-25 will be subject to punishment.
All hail our supreme leader Roger Goodell. Thanks for always telling us exactly how we should act, and what we should do. This is very Hitler-esque. In times the world is going through a pandemic unlike we’ve seen in over 100 years this is the time we need great leadership like good old Roger Stallin– oops I mean Goodell. What a joke. Seriously, I am not saying we shouldn’t hold the draft as scheduled but got Goodell to be dumb enough to think it’s a good idea to punish anyone who questions him is so out of touch and disgusting. I have never been a fan of criticizing commissioners and I think Goodell gets a bad rep sometimes for no reason. But this time he deserves to be put through the ringer for being so out of touch. He reminds me of Eric Cartmen here “you better respect my authoritah”