Tom Brady remains silent on the Court’s decision to uphold the NFL’s supension, but Roger Goodell has spoken.
The NFL Commissioner spoke with David Westin on Bloomberg TV Tuesday about the 2nd Court of Appeals decision to allow the league to reinstate Brady’s four-game suspension.
“Well, we’re obviously pleased with the Court’s decision,” Goodell said. “We think that was the right decision. They were very firm in their decision that [it] was within our authority and the judgments are based on solid facts. So, we’re actually we’re pleased with that and I hope we can move forward from here.”
Goodell said he has no second thoughts about the collective bargaining agreement that allows him to have complete power over discipline in the NFL.
“This is something that we’ve had in our constitution bylaws and our collective bargaining agreements for decades,” Goodell said. “We think it’s important that the commissioner protect the integrity of the game, that you can’t entrust it to someone who has really no understanding of our business. And in fact, the Appellate Court yesterday reaffirmed that.
“So, we think this is important element of our success. We obviously have changed our discipline process through the years and will continue to do that if we think it’s in the best interests overall of the NFL.”