Olbermann Renews Call for Goodell (‘An Enabler of Men Who Beat Women’) to Resign

ESPN’s Keith Olbermann renewed his call for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to resign from the NFL today for the “ineptitude” with which he handled the Ray Rice assault case. Olbermann even went so far as to call Goodell “an enabler of men who beat women.”

Back in August, when Rice’s two-game suspension was announced, Olbermann called for Goodell to resign and said, “That you’ve done, Commissioner, has been after long deliberation. It was premeditated. You did not blurt out ‘only two games’ while suddenly throwing an unexpected figurative punch at every woman in America.”

But that was nothing compared to what Olbermann had to say today about Goodell. He pointed fingers at Goodell, other NFL executives, key figures running the Ravens, and two New Jersey prosecutors and one judge, all for either “through deception or incompetence,” misleading the public about Rice’s horrible actions. Olbermann said each and every one of them needs to go.

But it was Goodell whom Olbermann unloaded the most on. He said the NFL commissioner showed an “ineptitude” that “comforted the violent and afflicted the victim.”

“Roger Goodell’s existence, who he is, what he has turned the NFL commissioner’s office into, is now symbolized by Ray Rice’s brutal left hand striking Janay Palmer and striking her again. Mr. Goodell is an enabler of men who beat women. His position within the National Football League is no longer tenable.”

You can watch Olbermann’s full commentary here, via ESPN:

[h/t Salon]

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