Peter King interviewed Godell for SI this week...He quotes him as saying 'I dont feel a conection with Ben'....and 'I talked to a dozen players and no one had his back'! Isnt this just like that punk commish...tried all year to keep us out of the SB, allowed Ben to get beat up every week and fined Deebo for breathing hard....now that we're on the brink of winning #7 he says this crap....Cant wait to see what happens when he has to stand on podium and give Ben the MVP trophy...Here's the quote after the jump....
Goodell said he "doesn't feel any connection'' with Ben Roethlisberger. Not too surprising there. I'd always heard Roethlisberger felt he got railroaded on his six-game suspension that was reduced to four. But Goodell said he had "some very tough times'' with Chicago defensive tackle Tank Johnson before suspending him, and that Donte' Stallworth chafed when first told he'd be suspended for a year after a car Stallworth was driving struck a man on a Miami causeway and killed him, with the player being legally drunk at the time.
"The one thing I take a little bit of issue with is when guys tell me they're being screwed,'' Goodell said. "[Most often] they're not recognizing they have a role in it.'' Regarding Roethlisberger, Goodell said when he was investigating what to do with the quarterback, he talked to "I bet two dozen [Steeler] players ... Not one, not a single player, went to his defense. It wasn't personal in a sense, but all kinds of stories like, 'He won't sign my jersey
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