NFL commissioner Roger Goodell responds to Trump’s comments: “divisive comments show a lack of respect for the NFL”

by Angela Davis |@jerseygirlsport |@ladyadavis Jersey Girl Sports fam the NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has spoken! He had to. Donald Trumps vile, ignorant comments about NFL players touched a nerve and Goodell could no longer stay silent.

The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture,” Goodell said ina statement. “There is no better example than the amazing response from our clubs and players to the terrible natural disasters we've experienced over the last month.”

“Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities.”

Let's be clear, Goodell's comments are necessary, but the sad truth is they don't reflect the ideals of all the NFL owners. Several owners contributed to Trump's campaign, and actually agree with this sentiments. This divide between the right and the alt-right is only growing wider, and when Nazi-like 'leaders' continue to spew hate, it only hurts what he's trying to support. Goodell's comments were necessary and timely, and with ratings continuing to slip, Goodell is going to have to work overtime to protect the shield. What do you think?

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