The NFL and its players have made peace, but that doesn’t mean every player is happy with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Ray Edwards, a free agent after spending five years with the Vikings, said on ESPN Monday that he could never have a good relationship with Goodell.
“I don’t like him,” Edwards said, via Scout.com. “He looks at us like – he is the power above us – but he looks like he’s never done anything wrong. And that’s how we feel about him towards us – like we’re just kids or something. We’re all grown men and we’re looking to better ourselves and the lives of our families and him taking money out of our pocket, we just don’t like that.”
Edwards made clear that he thinks Goodell has treated players unfairly, and as a result, players don’t like Goodell.
“He came in trying to change the whole game around, trying to leave his mark on the game,” Edwards said. “I guess that’s where a lot of the hatred comes from. We feel sometimes he treats us unfairly due his rules that he [enforced] upon us.”
So while football is back, peace and harmony between Goodell and all the players will be harder to achieve.