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Saints Insider Says Roger Goodell Lied During Press Conference

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell talking at a podium at the Super Bowl.

HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 01: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks with the media during a press conference for Super Bowl 51 at the George R. Brown Convention Center on February 1, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)

A New Orleans Saints' insider claims NFL commissioner Roger Goodell lied while speaking to the media today.

Goodell held his annual Super Bowl week press conference in Atlanta, Georgia this afternoon. Of course, the NFL's commissioner addressed the controversial ending to the Saints-Rams NFC Championship Game.

The NFL commissioner said he understands how frustrated the Saints are and added that he spoke with Sean Payton and the team's players.

“We understand the frustration of the fans,” Goodell said. “I’ve talked to Coach Payton, the team, the players. We understand the frustration that they feel right now and we certainly want to address that.”

A New Orleans Saints' insider, Zach Strief, says Goodell lied.

"Roger Goodell doesn't talk to players, he doesn't go to any facilities because none of the players respect him. I talked to Ben Watson, I talked to Drew earlier, neither spoke to him. The man stood up on the podium and lied," he said.

This was backed up by New Orleans' star wide receiver, Michael Thomas. "He ain’t talk to us," Thomas tweeted.

Of course, Goodell is facing heavy criticism for how he handled his press conference this afternoon.