NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is facing heavy criticism for what he said (or, really, didn't say) at his Super Bowl press conference this afternoon.
The NFL's commissioner did his annual Super Bowl press conference, attempting to address a number of the league's big issues.
Goodell, though, is facing criticism for not really saying anything.
The NFL's commissioner did say that he feels for the Saints and their players, adding that he spoke to the New Orleans' team.
The Saints' star wide receiver, Michael Thomas, says that didn't happen.
The Ringer's Bryan Curtis called Goodell's answers to several topics "maddeningly vague."
“Whenever officiating is part of any kind of discussion post-game,” Goodell said, “it’s never a good outcome for us.”
Notice what Goodell didn’t say: We screwed up. A bad call should never change the result of a big game. We’ll get it right. It was as if Goodell was madly scrambling to avoid a Mike Florio headline: “Goodell: ‘We screwed up.’”
Saints' head coach Sean Payton, meanwhile, appeared to be wearing a Roger Goodell clown T-shirt from Barstool Sports during his interview today.
Goodell is used to heavy criticism, of course, and the NFL is in a very strong position following a highly-successful 2018 season. The Super Bowl appears to be on track for major ratings this year, too.
The criticism of Goodell isn't going to stop, though.