New Orleans Saints Drew Brees says Roger Goodell “got this one wrong”

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Aug 5, 2012; Canton, OH, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) after the preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals at Fawcett Stadium. Saints won 17-10. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-US PRESSWIRE

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees recently made some eye-opening comments concerning NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to Sports Illustrated’s Peter King.  Last night on NFL Network, he made another statement about his feelings on how the investigation was handled.

Brees told King recently that players in the NFL “don’t trust” Goodell when it comes to a fair disciplinary process and that a majority feel that it doesn’t matter if they plead their case or not to Goodell, their fate is already decided beforehand.

When questioned days later about the interview, some said that Brees tried to backtrack on his comments by saying that they were taken out of context and tried to clarify what he meant.

Goodell himself answered how he felt about the trust issue Brees mentioned by saying he understands the frustration but in the end, he decides what is best for player safety and the NFL.

He also stood by the investigation saying the Saints did indeed have a pay for performance system with intent to injure, which he said translated to a bounty system regardless of how the team tried to explain it.

Prior to the Hall of Fame Game, NFL Network broadcast an interview with Brees that was conducted by Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk.  Faulk asked Brees pointblank about his feelings he expressed to King in regards to Goodell.

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Tags: Drew Brees Hall Of Fame Game Marshall Faulk Michael Cerullo New Orleans Saints NFL NFL Network Peter King Roger Goodell Sports Illustrated

  • Joe Petitjean

    Why would Goodell want to cut Jonathan Vilma from 16 to 8 games. simple Hitler has no case against him..

    • louisianakid1954

      Joe Petitjean; this whole issue is a mess we don’t know who lying are who telling the truth. I think the NFL commissioner Roger Goodell didn’t handle the case right. Present all the evidences before the coaches and players before making a ruling. Drew Brees has his own feeling on the issue because this was one the harshest suspensions in the NFL history. Making ruling where a person can’t communicate with his team nor attend the games this is to much power. Anytime Saints owner Mr. Tom Benson disagree with Goodell calling you know there is a big issue. I don’t think this is near about over if Roger Goodell don’t look out he may not have a job.

  • Maggie Guidry

    He certainly is wrong, that why my dad calls him Dictator Goodell.