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GOODELL "TIRED OF TALKING" ABOUT PACMAN

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, in a Friday morning appearance on ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike In The Morning that was presumably aimed at promoting Sunday’s NFL game in London spent time answering questions about the Pacman Jones situation.
At one point, Goodell said that he’s “tired of talking about it right now.”
As he should be.  Pacman remains a story only because Pacman can’t stay out of trouble.  Still, Goodell says that Pacman could get another chance to play in the NFL, if he does what he’s supposed to do.
“He has to recognize his responsibility to play in the NFL,” Goodell said.  “He has not made good decisions.  I think after this latest incident it was clear to me there was something else going on that we need to evaluate and we need to address directly.”
Pacman reportedly has entered rehab for alcohol dependence.
“If he can deal with whatever issues he may have, handle his responsibilities, make good decisions, then he may have an opportunity to play again in the league,” Goodell said.
That said, we’re not sure alcohol is the problem with Pacman.  We think the guy isn’t wired to appreciate and/or care about the connection between his conduct and the consequences flowing therefrom.

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39 Responses to “GOODELL "TIRED OF TALKING" ABOUT PACMAN”
  1. Ze says: Oct 24, 2008 10:13 AM

    Why doesn’t he start talking about Winslow’s balls?

  2. getofftheschneid says: Oct 24, 2008 10:18 AM

    Thank God. We’re pretty tired of hearing about it.
    How many chances do these guys get? They do it b/c they can get away with it…and come back for more ca$h

  3. Pea Tear Griffin says: Oct 24, 2008 10:20 AM

    Can we have the Friday Live Chat today?

  4. Bob Loblaw says: Oct 24, 2008 10:25 AM

    I think we all are.
    Hint: When you run an article about Goodell “not wanting to talk about” something, you perpetuate discussion of that thing.
    You, ESPN and the rest of the media need to move on.

  5. Vox Veritas says: Oct 24, 2008 10:26 AM

    So you’re saying that he’s mentally ill?

  6. scorpion53061 says: Oct 24, 2008 10:26 AM

    An Alcoholic is made when they due to their use of alcohol has made their life unmanageable. When Pacman drinks, his life is unmanageable. Far be it from me to label him but it certainly does appear to be a connection.
    That being said, if in fact he is an alcoholic, do we extend him another chance after successful treatment for his disease? I still have to say no. One of the terms of coming to grips with this disease is the acceptance of consequences related to your behaviour. Many working professionals can no longer have the career of their choice after the consequences of their drinking come to bear so he is not alone on this nor is it without precedent.

  7. filbertkiwi71 says: Oct 24, 2008 10:30 AM

    When is the commissioner going to talk about Kaczur?

  8. 1stngoal says: Oct 24, 2008 10:35 AM

    GOODELL “TIRED OF TALKING” ABOUT PACMAN-Memo to the Commish: If your tired of talking about him,make his suspension permanent….

  9. east96st says: Oct 24, 2008 10:39 AM

    “We think the guy isn’t wired to appreciate and/or care about the connection between his conduct and the consequences flowing therefrom.”
    Not defending the guy because I think he should be kicked out, but that description pretty much fits all addicts – booze included.

  10. scorpion53061 says: Oct 24, 2008 10:43 AM

    Alcoholism is a form of a mental illness. Like any other though, you remain responsible for your actions.

  11. Wrathchild says: Oct 24, 2008 10:51 AM

    Sounds like he’s done for this season though.

  12. mdel1120 says: Oct 24, 2008 10:54 AM

    Here’s an idea Roger, if you’re so tired of talking about him. Get rid of him and be done with it. He’s had like 14 chances already and now YOU (Roger) are saying he may have yet ANOTHER CHANCE to play in the NFL…..if that’s what you’re going to do, SHUT UP about being tired of talking about him and DEAL with it. You are bringing this on yourself for giving him chance after chance after chance after chance.

  13. shuxion says: Oct 24, 2008 10:55 AM

    I’m tired of his S–tty commissioning. Why don’t you hit the road as well you Douche.

  14. Mike D says: Oct 24, 2008 10:57 AM

    mdel1120 – Couldn’t have said it better myself.

  15. JimmySmith says: Oct 24, 2008 10:58 AM

    No, Pacman is not mentally ill, he’s a punk. Jerry Jones is mentally challenged to have signed him in the first place. The Cowgirl fans are mentally deficient by failing to recognize that a football team make up of punks and malcontents will actually break a decade long (and growing) streak of losing in the playoffs.

  16. Steelers-Shaun says: Oct 24, 2008 11:02 AM

    i think pac man will be picked up by the ravens soon. then all the ravens can star in the longest yard 2.

  17. Devils Advocate says: Oct 24, 2008 11:11 AM

    filbertkiwi71 says:
    October 24th, 2008 at 10:30 am
    When is the commissioner going to talk about Kaczur?
    hey filbert – why dont you take your cowboy hat out of your ears and start listening to what the commish said instead of hearing what you would like.

  18. alewatcher says: Oct 24, 2008 11:19 AM

    When the commissioner is “tired of talking” about you, that is not a good sign. He should just cut the guy loose and be done with it.
    OTOH, perhaps society at large is safer with Pacman at least semi-controlled by NFL handlers. Otherwise, who knows what he’ll do next if left to his own devices?
    Is there a Betty Ford clinic for douchebagness?

  19. JAXSUN says: Oct 24, 2008 11:20 AM

    I’m tired of reading about Pacman.. or the 100 other pointless articles that show up in daily one liners.

  20. Kool Herc says: Oct 24, 2008 11:24 AM

    Vox Veritas says:
    October 24th, 2008 at 10:26 am
    So you’re saying that he’s mentally ill?
    ______________________________
    No, he’s saying what every other sane person has concluded about Pacman; he’s an effin’ moron

  21. calebo says: Oct 24, 2008 11:30 AM

    Did they talked about my favorite player Brett Favre #4

  22. shuxion says: Oct 24, 2008 11:35 AM

    Obviously I mean Goddell hit the road. Not Florio, I love that guy!!!!!

  23. SgtRoc says: Oct 24, 2008 11:36 AM

    To Bob Loblaw:
    That was the funniest scene I have ever saw (Arrested Development). Scott Biao was sooo funny. How about when his sister asked about divorce and he turned to his secitary as says, ” that will be a half hour”. OMG that was so funny! Larry David is hilarious.

  24. CD_Ridge says: Oct 24, 2008 11:39 AM

    I am tired of Goodell.
    CD

  25. PFTiswhatitis says: Oct 24, 2008 11:39 AM

    “That said, we’re not sure alcohol is the problem with Pacman. We think the guy isn’t wired to appreciate and/or care about the connection between his conduct and the consequences flowing therefrom.”
    in other words…he’s a dumbass.

  26. Mbehavin2 says: Oct 24, 2008 11:45 AM

    Actually I was very surprised that the NFL is paying for Pacman’s rehab. He is suspended indefinitely and yet the NFL (the fans) are still paying this guy.
    That would not happen in real life unless it was a politician.

  27. slayyer30 says: Oct 24, 2008 11:53 AM

    What? does the Commish think that his plan is to get better at rehab? It’s just a way to get back into the NFL. Just like ppl use it to get back out on the streats instead of going to jail.

  28. Slow Joe says: Oct 24, 2008 12:12 PM

    That said, we’re not sure alcohol is the problem with Pacman. We think the guy isn’t wired to appreciate and/or care about the connection between his conduct and the consequences flowing therefrom.
    Couldn’t have said it any better myself.

  29. Hollywood Wags says: Oct 24, 2008 12:20 PM

    Did he do the interview in Spanish?

  30. svnrdr says: Oct 24, 2008 12:21 PM

    I’d LOVE to sit down and have a beer with Roger Goddell. After I poured it over his head and slapped him up side his head, I’d ask him why, if he’s so damn tired of talking about it, does he CONTINUE to give this turd another chance??? If being responsible for another man’s life being restricted to a wheelchair isn’t enough, is it going to take someone actually dying for him to ban Pacman permanently???
    What a waste of a perfectly good beer!!!

  31. winkel33 says: Oct 24, 2008 12:30 PM

    isn’t it goodell’s own fault. if he stopped with these open-ended punishments, then the story would not linger. he should say pacman is going to be suspended, it will be x amount of time. then the story would be over at least until the end of the suspension. but by doing these open ended punishments, he ensures it stays in the news. if pacman gets in trouble again, then fine, you issue a new punishment. but there should be defined punishments.

  32. TCLARK says: Oct 24, 2008 1:05 PM

    If you got this many strikes in baseball they’d still be in the first inning from opening day!

  33. Walrus says: Oct 24, 2008 1:16 PM

    “isn’t it goodell’s own fault.”
    Yes. And it goes deeper than your post. It is part of (his) leadership. It’s called setting the agenda. When the league (the commish) spends his time talking about flushing the turds, everyone else talks about poop. He made it a top line agenda item so everyone tracks fines and arrests. Because he is the commish, everyone looks where he looks and talks about what he talks about. I’m sure he feels like this topic got away from him.
    If he’s sick of it, firm the punishments, as winkel33 suggests, and start talking about something positive.

  34. texasPHINSfan says: Oct 24, 2008 1:55 PM

    why is he even CONSIDERING giving pacman another chance? boot the schmuck out of the league, he’s had too many chances already.
    playing in the NFL is a privilege, not a right. it’s time that the commisioner & owners started acting that way.

  35. vincelombardi says: Oct 24, 2008 2:08 PM

    goodell=enabler. whatever roger. of course this is the same league that still employee’s killer leonard littles. so i wouldn’t expect much more from them.

  36. Vox Veritas says: Oct 24, 2008 2:26 PM

    “The Cowgirl fans are mentally deficient by failing to recognize that a football team make up of punks and malcontents will actually break a decade long (and growing) streak of losing in the playoffs. ”
    Worked for the Packers.

  37. Vox Veritas says: Oct 24, 2008 2:27 PM

    “No, he’s saying what every other sane person has concluded about Pacman; he’s an effin’ moron ”
    You know, I would agree with that statement but to say that he’s not wired right is to say that he’s got mental issues.

  38. Vox Veritas says: Oct 24, 2008 2:31 PM

    Jimmy Smith I’m troubled by the vitriol in your posts. I’d like to remind you that it wasn’t me or Jerry Jones that took a big sheot on you. It was BertFarve.

  39. Mbehavin2 says: Oct 24, 2008 2:31 PM

    A published list of “do this and this is the time off” would be a great start. Then add, if the owner of the impacted team says anything to anyone about a reduction the length is doubled. That would have a better chance of stopping some of this; however, for the really intelligent players that think they can get away with anything – eventually they would be out of the league.
    As for some saying the Pacman thing was in house (Deion for one) – get real. If it happens in a public venue then it is not in house. Domestic violence should never be treated differently because it happened “at home or in house” is pure stupidity.

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