As scandals surrounded domestic violence and child abuse among NFL players have escalated over the last couple of weeks, calls for Commissioner Roger Goodell to resign have intensified. On Friday, during his first major press conference since the elevator surveillance video of the Ray Rice incident was released, Goodell addressed those calls directly.
After a reporter from CBS News asked Goodell if he has “considered resigning” at any point over the last few weeks, he responded, “I have not.”
“I’m focused on doing my job, and doing the best of my ability,” he continued. “I understand when people are critical of your performance, but we have a lot of work to do. That’s my focus.”
“I’m proud of the opportunity that we have to try to make a difference here, and do the right thing,” Goodell added. “We have acknowledged that we need to change what we’re doing.”
In a follow-up from the New York Post on what he would say to those calling for his resignation, Goodell said he thinks he should be able to continue in his job “because I acknowledged my mistake.”
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