NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is trying to save face after completely botching the whole Ray Rice situation. There was speculation Goodell might resign, but he made it clear that he’s not going that route.
Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who is heavily involved with the NFLPA wants Goodell to take a backseat.
“I think that’s a very good thing. I think anytime somebody has unilateral decisions over the decision and appeals process, there’s no system of checks and balances,” the Saints quarterback said. “I think this, with the addition of experts in the fields, in which these policies — new policies will be created and certainly oversight of those policies, the actual handing down of punishment and handling the appeals process, if you got the (NFL Players Association), the NFL front office, independent experts involved in those decisions, you feel like the right decision will be made every time.”
Brees makes some valid points here. There’s been a lack of consistency from Goodell when dealing with disciplinary actions.