Season 2 of Ballers, HBO's Entourage-esque show about the NFL, premieres tonight.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is apparently - unsurprisingly - not a fan of the show, which often features cameos by current players in the league.
The series' creator, Mark Wahlberg, claims that Goodell personally called him to tell him, "you can't do this."
From the Washington Post:
“The first season of the show, the only call that I was getting was from guys like Roger Goodell saying ‘you can’t do this,’ and various owners in the league,” Wahlberg said. “And we’re saying is it’s actually a good thing for the league and for the players because hopefully you get the word out there with the crazy stuff and the financial side of it, we’ll hopefully get these guys to realize they gotta be more careful with what they do with their money.”
A league source told Pro Football Talk that Walhberg is lying.
Although a league source with knowledge of the situation told PFT under a guarantee of anonymity that Goodell made no such call, the league office officially declined comment.
You can watch Ballers' Season 2 debut at 10 p.m. E.T. on HBO.