A day after former Giants receiver Amani Toomer referred to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s dealings with players as “a Gestapo-type situation,” Toomer issued an apology.
“Obviously I didn’t fully understand the meaning of what I said,” Toomer said in a statement. “I do now. It was a stupid, inappropriate and offensive thing to say. I apologize for my choice of words, and I apologize to Commissioner Goodell for the offensive characterization.”
Toomer said he gave more thought to what he had said after the media “rightfully [had] taken me to task for my remarks.”
So although Toomer still doesn’t seem to think too highly of Goodell, he no longer views Goodell as similar to the Nazi secret police.