But for an interview on ESPN Radio that happened minutes after an ESPN article emerged that made him look not so good for his handling of the Spygate controversy and its aftermath, Commissioner Roger Goodell has stayed out of sight.
That’s ending tonight; via multiple reports, Goodell is being interviewed by CBS’s 60 Minutes at MetLife Stadium, in advance of Thursday night’s game between Washington and the Giants.
Steve Kroft of CBS News is handling the interview, which via NJ.com is being conducted on the field at a “makeshift set with lights and cameras.”
Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post reports that a pair of NFL P.R. executives are listening to the conversation via headphones. As someone pointed out in response to that on Twitter, it’s possible they’re actually hearing a Patriots radio broadcast.
It’s not known when the interview will be televised, and it’ll be interesting to see how hard-hitting the interaction will be. On one hand, there’s a firewall between CBS News and the network’s broader business interests. On the other hand, CBS has a strong relationship with the NFL — and CBS surely hopes to retain the Thursday Night Football simulcast indefinitely.