NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s attempt at a mea culpa press conference Friday did nothing to appease ESPN’s Keith Olbermann, who used the opening segment of his show to denounce his actions as too little, too late.
“The commissioner emerged from his den, said nothing to resolve the NFL’s credibility crisis, nor its unfortunate contributions to the nation’s domestic violence and child abuse crises,” Olbermann declared. “He saw his own shadow, all of which means we should expect six more weeks of lack of leadership.”
Olbermann laughed off Goodell’s promises of “transparency” after he neglected to answer many of the questions that came from reporters. “The commissioner dodged more stuff coming towards him than Muhammad Ali at the end of his career,” he said.
“But don’t worry, he will get it right the next time,” Olbermann said, echoing Goodell’s most frequent promise. “Instead of leadership, there were platitudes,” he added, accusing the commissioner of delivering “transparent, shallow spin.”
“My suggestion after that pathetic performance today, Mr. Goodell,” Olbermann concluded, “get back into your car, go up the ramp, go north on Park Avenue and keep on driving.”
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