The NFLPA has asked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to recuse himself from Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension.
But it doesn’t sound like that’s happening, though the Commissioner didn’t give a clear answer.
Goodell sidestepped that question, saying only he wanted to do the “right thing.”
But he said he wants to hear from Brady himself, and it sounds like he’s giving him every opportunity to hand over the text messages in question (if not the phone itself).
“I look forward to hearing directly from Tom if there’s new information . . . information that can be helpful to us getting this right,” Goodell said.
Goodell said the decision by Patriots owner Robert Kraft to not pursue an appeal of the team penalties was Kraft’s alone, saying it was “something he wanted to do.”
Goodell also answered with a flat “No” when asked if the league asked the Patriots to suspend Jim McNally and John Jastremski, shooting down a report that they did just that.