If NFL fans think Commissioner Roger Goodell is aloof about the bad calls that replacement officials have been making, one NFL executive says those fans should think again.
According to ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, a league source she described as “an NFL executive who’s close to Goodell” confirmed that Goodell has personally been very upset to see missed calls by the officials working while the regular refs are locked out.
“Goodell has been as upset as anyone else has about some of these mistakes,” the league executive told Nichols.
However, the same source said that the NFL won’t change its negotiating position with the locked-out officials just because there’s rising anger about the bad calls. So Goodell isn’t so upset that he’s rushing to get a deal done.
Which probably means there are about 100,000 people in Green Bay who are more upset than Goodell.