Originally Posted by Jewbacca2 View Post
He's not though. The nflpa gave him all the power he has now in the cba.
Exactly. NFLPA f'd up
True...but as the old saying goes, "absolute power corrupts absolutely". Goodell should not WANT to have that kind of power and its that power that has the NFL in this mess. Yes the players gave this away but the court of public opinion is not on Goodell's side right now. Nobody buys that he didn't see the Ray Rice tape and my first reaction after hearing the AP punishment was he was trying to make up for Rice.
If I was the NFLPA and Goodell put the collective bargaining agreement in my face every time we brought up working together to get a fair process...I would be on every radio show putting him on blast. He made it clear with Rice "his judgement alone" is not sufficient to hand out fair punishment.
If the NFLPA can get sponsors on their side or the cut their endorsements; they can get the NFL back at the table. With the NFL's current image problem that may not be too difficult.