DATELINE: Ghost of Nixon
Suppose Roger Goodell held a press conference after the owners’ meeting.
How much would you bet that he would come across as the New Nixon?
We haven’t seen such nervous worry since the President announced there would be no whitewash at the White House.
Goodell was sweating all over his face, not just his upper lip. After a litany of alleged good news, and nothing close to Tom Brady, the first question was about Deflategate.
Goodell squirmed. There was no connection between his many conversations with Robert Kraft over the past few weeks and the Brady hearing. What?? They’ve talked many times? Wow, someone has not told us the truth.
Goodell also said he has been so busy with these two days of meetings that he hasn’t had a chance to think about recusing himself from being Tom Brady’s jury and executioner.
He also said he would have an announcement about an independent arbiter tomorrow—and then said how he looked forward to hearing what Tom Brady had to say.
Well, we presume we can skip the next press conference because we already know what he’ll say.
We await the press conference when Goodell has the entire Wells report behind him in multi-volumes and bound in leather. That’s how Nixon presented transcripts of the recordings in his Oval Office.
Perhaps the multi-million dollar Wells report will come in thumb drive, gilded in gold, hanging in effigy behind Goodell.
Nixon lives through the NFL Commissioner. May he have a happier ending than Mr. Nixon.
Where’s David Frost when you need him?