Roger Goodell To Take Knee During National Anthem?
Roger Goodell made headlines this week when he suggested that the NFL would not have a problem with players taking a knee during the National Anthem next season.
This came as something of a surprise to many, as former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Goodell engaged in a messy public feud over that very matter for four years.
Taking things one step further this week, Goodell also encouraged NFL teams to take a closer look at signing Kaepernick.
“If he wants to resume his career in the NFL, then obviously it’s going to take a team to make that decision,” Goodell said.
“But I welcome that, support a club making that decision and encourage them to do that.”
It was a sharp reversal from where the NFL commissioner seemingly stood just one year ago.
Recently Jeff Hathhorn of 93.7 The Fan reportedly suggested that Goodell himself may take a knee during the National Anthem this season.
“That could, maybe likely will happen and think about where that stance was not long ago, it is amazing,” he said.
“Let’s be real here too, commissioners of sports leagues are puppets for owners, they really don’t oversee the best view of everyone in the league, they definitely don’t take the player’s side on anything,” Hathhorn continued.
“The ultra-cynic in me would say they’re doing it because it’s the flow of public opinion right now but it is a move forward.”
While Goodell’s change in stance as pertained to taking a knee was extremely surprising, him actually participating in the act next season would send massive shockwaves through the sports world.