Kudos to the New York Times for trying to peddle this poor helpless Roger Goodell spin. This is the NFL Commissioner who has lined up a $10 million ANNUAL pay increase at a time when the annual gap between the NFL and its referees is around $3.2 million. He could literally pay for the entire gap out of his pay raise and have nearly $7 million a year left over. I don’t dispute the idea that the tight-fisted owners have made the call to lock out the refs, but don’t tell me Goodell has no agency here.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday September 26, 2012 6:49 am|