Count Colts defensive end Robert Mathis as one of the growing number of folks that believe NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has done irreparable harm to his relationship with NFL players.
“I know you can never take business personal but I think its safe to say that Goodell has totally lost his players during this whole process,” Mathis wrote on Twitter Thursday.
Goodell says he’s the commish of the fans and players, not just the owners. But he’s going to have a lot of work to do to repair his relationship with the players, even when the lockout ends.
“Every team asked him ‘who does he work for’ and he danced around that question better than a Dancin wit the stars champ!” Mathis wrote. “This process revealed he is only for owners when he has came to all 32 teams and told us personally that he works for both sides.”
The best way Goodell can show players he works for both sides is to get the owners to bend on some key issues for the overall good of the game.