Report: Goodell wants to “be a leader in the domestic violence space”

AP

So far, we’ve heard more from Zygi Wilf and Jerry Richardson and Steve Bisciotti than we’ve heard from Roger Goodell.

There are indications that could be changing, soon.

A source close to Goodell told Peter King of TheMMQB that “Roger has determined that he will be a leader in the domestic-violence space.”

Any time he wants to start would likely be relief to those in Minnesota and Carolina and Baltimore, and around the league where the off-field abuse allegations against stars has overshadowed the start of the season.

And that fact that King’s article is titled “It’s Past Time, Commissioner” should tell you which way the winds are blowing.

Goodell has hired four women in the last week, one to head his Washington office and three to help him drive the league’s new programs surrounding domestic violence.

But while putting out fires by placing players on the equivalent of double secret probation, we haven’t heard from Goodell since a pair of handpicked interviews with female journalists (neither of whom operate within the NFL sphere) last week.

You’d think that would change sometime soon.

But until it does, the sounds of silence coming from 345 Park Avenue are deafening.