It is safe to say that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is not a popular guy among active players. Between his handling of bounty-gate and deflate-gate, he rules over the NFL with an iron fist and a whole lot of unchecked power.

Just look at Goodell’s decision to personally oversee Tom Brady’s appeal process. Instead of recusing himself due to a conflict of interest, he makes the NFLPA regret signing their latest deal. And though active players have fallen on both sides of the spectrum about Goodell, former Saint Joe Horn does not hide his true feelings for the commissioner.

 Joe Horn Bashes Commissioner Roger Goodell

In an in-depth interview with The Football Girl, Horn talked about coming up through the CFL, his post-NFL life and, most importantly, his hatred for Commissioner Goodell.

And wthen asked to be honest about how he feels about the NFL, Horn did not hold back. “Here’s what I don’t like. I don’t like what Roger Goodell is doing,” he stated. “He has so much power that he can almost shut people down. I just don’t like him. And I don’t like that on draft day these kids don’t know that they’re hugging the devil. I hate to see kids that are lost and then happy but they really don’t know that the man they’re hugging will rip their throat apart.”

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“If he has an opportunity to take money from them, or there’s a situation where they’re guilty before they go to court, he’ll rip them apart. And there’s nothing no one can do about it. If the owners are happy with Roger Goodell — the fans, the media — no one can take his job from him. I hate it.”

And he did not stop there, even suggesting that the usually outspoken analysts Chris Berman and Cris Carter have to even watch their tongues about the commissioner.

In the end, Joe Horn, a player known for his ridiculous touchdown celebrations, will now be known for his opinion about the commissioner. But it does not seem like the four-time pro bowler really cares about it.


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