Roger Goodell on #DeflateGate: “We’re moving on from that”

AP

As you might imagine with the Patriots in the Super Bowl, one of the first questions for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell at his annual press conference was about his #DeflateGate investigation.

And much in the same way Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has distanced himself from his relationship with President Donald Trump, Goodell said he was not focusing on the negatives.

“We’re moving on from that,” Goodell said. “It’s part of our history, but we’re comfortable with the process.”

The awkwardness of the week (which many people are looking forward to) was heightened by the fact that Patriots owner Robert Kraft was sitting in the front row for Goodell’s press conference.

And when Goodell was asked later in the press conference about the relationship between himself and Kraft (which Kraft himself said was changed), Goodell insisted nothing was wrong.

“I would tell you it’s not awkward at all for me,” he said. “We had a job to do. There was a violation, we had a process and discipline.”

He also said “If I’m invited back to Foxborough, I’ll come,” despite the fact he made back-to-back trips to Atlanta during the playoffs.

51 responses to “Roger Goodell on #DeflateGate: “We’re moving on from that”

  1. League handles things in a TRANSPARENT manner???? Surprised his nose didn’t grow five inches alone with just that one alone… After growing even further after the statement on how great Thursday Night Football is…

    Dear Lord this man is a living, breathing lie with legs.

  2. Shouldn’t we “move on” to the name “FrameGate” rather than “DeflateGate”? After all, Goodell and the NFL got caught red-handed framing the Patriots.

  3. Most highly compensated muppet on the face of the planet. You won’t be able to “move” anywhere when you have to hand off that Lombardi in front of a bazillion people. Enjoy __-____.

  4. I am a native New Englander who has lived here all my life and been a loyal fan of the Patriots for over 50 years. I am speaking for myself when I say, “Don’t come to Foxboro, Roger. You are not welcome there. You are not welcome in Maine where your vacation home is. Please sell and move out. We don’t want scum like you tainting our beautiful Maine shores.”

  5. “We had a job to do. There was a violation, we had a process and discipline.”
    ——————–
    Except for the glaring fact that there was NO VIOLATION.

    People can argue all day about the process and the discipline. But none of this should have ever even got off the ground because it was never proven that a violation ever took place at all.

  6. “I would tell you it’s not awkward at all for me,” he said. “We had a job to do. There was a violation, we had a process and discipline.”
    ******************************
    What violation was there? Didn’t the courts prove that there was no direct evidence to pin Tom Brady guilty of any wrongdoing and that they only approved the suspension because Article 46 says that dictator Goodell could do whatever he wants. He is so inept at what he does, he can’t even lie properly.

  7. You railroaded the Patriots with a half hearted from the hip investigation….the fans will never let you forget what you did….U will never be invited to Foxboro……….

  8. Great rename of the scandal – Framegate. Perhaps it will be picked up by the news media. Goodell’s condescending manner toward the media, players and fans will be on full display in Philadelphia at the draft. Perhaps some enterprising fans will use Framegate as a way to trigger his sparkling personality.

  9. stikman32000 says:
    Feb 1, 2017 2:38 PM
    Shouldn’t we “move on” to the name “FrameGate” rather than “DeflateGate”? After all, Goodell and the NFL got caught red-handed framing the Patriots.

    —————————————————————–

    Or at least they were “generally aware” they were framing the Patriots. Good enough for me. Good enough for you Rog?

  10. aarons444 says:
    Feb 1, 2017 2:53 PM
    Brady won’t talk about his buddy Trump, nobody bats an eye.

    Goodell mentions Deflategate and everybody loses their minds!
    ___________________

    Even for a 12 that is an inane comment

  11. This is the one reason I hope the Patriots win. I would love to see the emperor taken to task by Kraft on the podium when presenting the trophy.

  12. You are invited back to Foxborough. Please, please come back to Foxborough. I am sure will receive the reception you deserve. (Or deserve the reception you receive, I guess) This would be AWESOME for ratings and you know its all about the dollar!

  13. Goodell heard the term “Alternative Facts” and nodded knowingly, wishing he had thought of that.

  14. Poulian says “it’s tiresome; move on.”

    Poor old man tires easily. His own malfeasance bores him.

    Just to add specifics to what others have said:

    1. Professor Leonard showed that the physical evidence indicates that no violation occurred.

    2. Exponent’ s failure to provide an academically valid response to Leonard’s criticisms is de facto acceptance of Leonard’s counter argument.

    Said more simply: even Exponent acknowledges that their findings were incorrect and the Wells Report was wrong.

  15. His millions up millions will allow his family for generations to live very comfortably, but he will be remembered as the worst commissioner in all of professional sports history.

  16. He is such a liar. He said that courts confirmed the facts. No they did not!!!!! They confirmed that he can impose whatever penalty he wants under the CBA.

  17. aarons444 says:
    Brady won’t talk about his buddy Trump, nobody bats an eye.

    Goodell mentions Deflategate and everybody loses their minds!

    ************************************************

    5 stars for Joker reference from Dark Knight
    -10 stars for stating Goodell mentioned it. It had to be pulled out of him by three different Boston reporters

  18. So this confirms why he moved the press conference to Wednesday. He obviously knew these questions would be asked and how he would respond. And no way would they have been able to refocus on the SuperBowl. I’d bet the advertisers insisted that the day be changed cause they didn’t want to be tied to this lying narcissist.

  19. “If I’m invited back to Foxborough, I’ll come,”

    Does that mean if you’re not invited, you won’t?

    Next time the phone doesn’t ring, you’ll know it’s us.

    Sincerely,
    Patriots fans

  20. Mr. Goodell further stated he personally investigated the Steelers use of deflated footballs versus the Giants along with the renowned science firm of Rooney, Mara, & Kensil and cleared the Steelers citing multiple junior high school science experiments on the effects of temperature on inflation pressure.

  21. I’m perfectly fine with douche-Goodell never coming back to my hometown. I would like him out of Maine also. Go to California that is where liars fit right in.

  22. I think it was the right message to send to all the NFL players. If Tom Brady gets caught cheating, he’s going to get punished. The NFL has never been as popular as it has been since Goodell took over. I’m still mad because they won’t let my favorite baseball player into the HOF (Barry Bonds), but I don’t even know who the commissioner was at the time. I’ve moved on with life.

  23. “If Tom Brady gets caught cheating “, the only problem with that statement is the fact that he didn’t get caught cheating!!
    Deny science much!
    There was no tampering!!!!

  24. God Forgives! Patriot Fans Don’t. Come to Gillette and Party with Us, Yellow Roger! We’ll Show You…..a REAL Good Time…!

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