We’re midway through the NFL season and ratings are continuing to plummet. The league is desperately looking for a scapegoat, blaming everything from the election to protests. Seattle Seahawks Richard Sherman thinks that the problem lies with the head of the league, Roger Goodell.
In a piece for the Players Tribune, Sherman blasted Goodell for taking emotion out of the game and overusing his power to the detriment of the league.
“Part of the problem is that players are being told to “act like they’ve been there” by a group of people who have never been there themselves — Roger Goodell chief among them. I also think one of the things that needs to happen is for Roger Goodell to give up some of his power. He’s not an all-seeing, all-knowing, all-powerful being. He’s human, and I think he needs help dealing with the issues facing the league — from unsportsmanlike conduct to domestic violence.”
This isn’t the first time Sherman has attacked Goodell. In March, he labelled Goodell as “just another suit” who doesn’t understand what it’s like to be a player. Whatever the cause, it’s pretty clear that Goodell has virtually no support. Fans hate him and the players do too. Perhaps the NFL should look for a new commissioner to help turn things around.