Don Lemon: Roger Goodell ‘May Be Doing More Damage’ to NFL Than Ray Rice

CNN anchor Don Lemon shared some commentary on the Ray Rice fallout today and suggested that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell might be doing more damage to the league’s reputation than Rice did, especially if it turns out he was involved in a cover-up.

After all, just a day after Roger Goodell went on TV and said they wanted the video of Rice beating his wife, but weren’t “granted that opportunity,” a report came out saying the NFL did actually receive the video. Lemon said this means that “they are either lying or that there was egregious incompetence inside the league’s offices where the tape was not passed on to Goodell or any of the higher-ups.” And now the former head of the FBI will be looking into how the NFL handled the investigation.

Lemon called out Goodell for using ignorance as an excuse for the initial light suspension of rice when two years ago, he himself told the Saints that ignorance was no excuse in the player slush fund scandal.

Lemon concluded, “Roger Goodell has a lot of explaining to do… At this point he may be doing more damage to the NFL than Ray Rice.”

Listen to the audio below, via the Tom Joyner Morning Show:

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