Peter King of Sports Illustrated has issued a clarification of his report that the teammates of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger didn’t support him in discussions last year with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
King writes that Goodell “talked to an estimated two dozen NFL players, and not two dozen Steelers players, before reaching his disciplinary conclusion” regarding Roethlisberger.
Goodell originally told King that the Commissioner spoke with “I bet two dozen players. . . . Not one, not a single player, went to his defense. It wasn’t personal in a sense, but all kinds of stories like, ‘He won’t sign my jersey.’”
King explains that he incorrectly assumed Goodell meant that he had spoken to two dozen Steelers players. Goodell informed King on Monday that Goodell was not referring to Steelers players.