ASHBURN, Va. (TheBlaze/AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, rocked in recent days over scandals involving players' off-the-field behavior, has received support from a team owner who's going through his own dose of pressure.
Roger Goodell (Image source: AP/David Goldman, File)
Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder said he supports Goodell, stating he "has always had the best interests of football at heart" and "we are fortunate to have him."
Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder (Image source: AP/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Snyder is under pressure to change his team's nickname but has vowed he never will. Goodell has supported Snyder's stance.
The Redskins released a two-sentence statement on Saturday morning, following a week of criticism of Goodell and his handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence case. Video of Rice punching his then-fiancee became public and Goodell says he never saw it until it surfaced.
The Associated Press reported a law enforcement official sent the video to the league in April.
On Friday, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted in Texas for using a branch to spank one of his sons, then benched by Minnesota.