NOW Says Roger Goodell Should Quit


goodellThe fallout and certainly the opinions continue in the wake of the Ray Rice domestic abuse case. Terry O’Neill, the president of the National Organization for Women, has called for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to resign, citing Ray Rice’s assault on his now-wife as just one of many examples of the league’s failure to act against domestic violence.

Other media outelts and commentators have previously called for Goodell’s ouster.

In the release, NOW listed Rice, San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald, Carolina Panthers defensive lineman Greg Hardy and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones as examples of cases the league has failed to act on.

“The NFL has lost its way. It doesn’t have a Ray Rice problem; it has a violence against women problem,” O’Neill said in a statement. “… The only workable solution is for Roger Goodell to resign and for his successor to appoint an independent investigator with full authority to gather factual data about domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking within the NFL community and to recommend real and lasting reforms.”

Goodell Recently said that he did not feel his job was in jeopardy.

Asked if he felt his job was on the line, Goodell answered: “No.”

“I’m used to criticism. I’m used to that. Every day, I have to earn my stripes,” he said in a portion of Tuesday’s interview that aired on “CBS This Morning” on Wednesday. “Every day, I have to, to do a better job. And that’s my responsibility to the game, to the NFL and to what I see as society.

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