Roger Goodell Speaks on Deflategate Process in Exclusive Interview with ‘Today’

September 11, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told Today's Matt Lauer in an interview Sunday morning that he was 100 percent certain he and the league handled the Deflategate saga and Tom Brady's corresponding suspension correctly.
He made the following comments on Deflategate, which can be heard in the video starting at the 2:20 mark:
We went through a very exhausting process with this. We had an independent investigation. We had a federal judge who ruled against it. It went to an appellate court. The appellate court at that point in time said, "Listen, there is compelling if not overwhelming evidence here."
There is absolutely no question that the destruction of evidence should be considered by the commissioner in the context of this. And the process was properly followed. We collectively bargained a process for discipline, we went through that—and I can't think of an issue that has been more litigated.
Lauer also asked Goodell if he felt four games was an a...

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