Enough of my ranting though, Iâ€™m losing my point. If Goodell was black, like my father he would deal with punishment as crimes in the household happened. If I got a bad report card, it was dealt with immediately and definitely before the minor offenses by one of my siblings. That being said, how in the hell do you not deal with Kenny Britt, who is a one man crime spree, before you uphold a bullshit suspension by the NCAA of Terelle Pryor? So a man deserves to get suspended five games as a professional player for trading college gear for tats before Mr. Britt is done burning down the entire Northeast portion of the USA? I donâ€™t understand the logic sometimes. If Goodell was black, he for sure would have something to say to Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson for telling Cam Newton not to tattoo or pierce his body. Last time I checked, Newton owned his soul and could do what he wanted with it. I just hope Jerry Richardson asked the same of Jimmy Clausen last year. Richardson should be checked by Goodell ASAP, but then again they are a part of the â€œold guard\good ole boysâ€ so I donâ€™t expect too much.
I am not trying say anything racist or negative about Goodell, letâ€™s be honest he has a job I could not do at this point in my life. However, the focus on micromanaging the league with an iron fist has to stop. I tweet often how weak the product on the field has become, since he took over. If Goodell was black, my basic point is the focus would be on the bottom line, which is putting a respectable product on the field and only dealing with major issues that merit the commissioner to get involved with. The desire of Goodell to criticize every little thing that happens is baffling, I think he spends much too much time involved in ultimately meaningless things. I feel a black NFL commissioner would never do such a thing because said black individual would be in tune with player culture, be respected more (sorry itâ€™s true), and not have to micromanage the entire league. Thus leaving time to focus on things that matter like getting Oklahoma City and Birmingham NFL teams of their own. Also, getting rid of the stupid white ugly socks that the players have to wear.
Claude Clayborne is a contributor for 6magazine