Saints TE Ben Watson Eloquently Calls Out NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell
New Orleans Saints tight end Ben Watson is entering retirement after his 15th season in the NFL, but not without calling out NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Watson, a former Walter Payton Man of the Year Award finalist, has been one of the most respected players in the league during his career.
He's a written a book on Fatherhood, fought against social injustice, and been involved in various charities.
Watson is a standard that all professional athletes admire.
Since Sunday's Superdome Screwjob that kept New Orleans out of Super Bowl XLIII, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has gone silent.
Watson called him out for it.
If your internet browser does not allow you to see all of Watson's statement he tweeted to Goodell, it reads as follows:
Commissioner Goodell, we all realize that football is an imperfect game, played, coached, and officiated by imperfect people.
What occurred last Sunday in New Orleans though, was outside of that expected and accepted norm.
Your continued silence on this matter is unbecoming of the position you hold, detrimental to the integrity of the game and disrespectful and dismissive to football fans everywhere.
From the locker room to Park Ave, accountability is what makes our league great. Lead by example. We are waiting.
Well said Mr. Watson.