Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall said this week that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s visit with the team was a “total waste of time.” It turns out that Redskins camp wasn’t the only place where Goodell met a hostile audience.
Players on the Ravens, Chiefs and Browns told FanHouse they weren’t satisfied with what they heard when Goodell visited their training camps.
Chiefs guard Brian Waters was all smiles when Goodell handed him the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award six months ago, but Waters told FanHouse he didn’t appreciate the way Goodell tried to pass himself off as a “liaison” between the players and owners.
“I mean, that’s almost like a slap in the face to our intelligence,” Waters said. “We know the owners are paying him. Don’t take us for granted as far as our understanding of what’s going on here.”
Ravens cornerback Domonique Foxworth said that when Goodell called himself a liaison, “You could definitely hear guys chuckling.”
And Browns linebacker Scott Fujita said Goodell didn’t have answers for the questions he and his teammates asked.
“I was hopeful we’d get some more answers,” Fujita said. “I think he came in unprepared for how educated the players were going to be. A lot of guys were concerned about it afterward, and I think kind of shocked for how unprepared he was for these kinds of questions.”
Goodell has already met with eight teams and has more visits scheduled on his training camp tour, with the Colts up next on Saturday.