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Mason apologizes to Goodell - kind of

Posted on: April 14, 2011 11:58 pm
Mason Posted by Josh Katzowitz

When Ravens WR Derrick Mason called commissioner Roger Goodell “a joke” for having the temerity to insist that blood testing for HGH would have to be included in the next CBA, apparently Mason felt that line of conversation was OK.

Then, when he explained his actions later in a TV interview by saying , “Honestly – I’m not saying this to disrespect him in any way – what has he done for the game of football to move it forward? Everything that has been done has been done by Pete Rozelle, [Paul] Tagliabue, people that came before him. But the thing is, he hasn’t done anything significant to change the game of football,” that also must have been fine.

But the fact he wore a T-shirt during his TV appearance that read “A joke,” well, that was going way too far.

So, Mason, via his Twitter account, has apologized. Kinda sorta.

Mason writes, “So commissioner goodell I apologize for the shirt bit I still feel that there's a bigger issue to tackle right now and that's the cba!! … That's my public apology for my disrespect of the shirt....... And it's sincere ppl.”

I’m not sure I understand why he’s apologizing for the T-shirt and not the words he spoke. If he regrets calling Goodell a joke, then apologize for the whole thing. Otherwise, it’s just kind of silly. I mean, he basically called Goodell a worthless commissioner (but hey, no disrespect or nothing).

Did he not feel that was worthy of an apology?

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 6:07 am
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Since: Oct 7, 2009
Posted on: April 18, 2011 4:37 pm

Mason apologizes to Goodell - kind of

   Yeah, Mason was not considered a loudmouth or trouble maker before this. He must have just freaked the f*** out.

Since: Aug 16, 2009
Posted on: April 15, 2011 8:29 pm

Mason apologizes to Goodell - kind of

   I have lost most of the respect I had for Mason. Does he really want to criticize and make fun of the Commish of the NFL? What is wrong with Mason?  Stupid guy - stupid move. Now he's just showing his a**.

Since: Mar 29, 2011
Posted on: April 15, 2011 7:04 pm

Mason apologizes to Goodell - kind of

Dude your not gettin it. its clear you have never been the boss/owner of nothing but thats ok. look at the packers we are owned by the public.. we are the superbowl champions... where are you from man DETROIT or Toledo. i just like getting you worked up man. Dont wet yourself its just a blog

Since: Jun 5, 2009
Posted on: April 15, 2011 6:43 pm

Mason apologizes to Goodell - kind of

So Rantwon...if one of your employees demanded to see the financial records of your business, you'd be ok with that? If they demanded a certain percentage of what your business makes, you'd say "Here ya go, good sir...ask and ye shall receive."?  If one of them went to the local papers and said you were a joke, you ran your business terribly and others in the business before you were far more accomplishd than the pathetic boss that you are, you'd just laugh it off and keep paying him "more than you make"?

C'mon... If that's the case, you're a terrible business owner. If it's not the case, your statements are a bit askew from reality. I don't favor or sympathize with either the owners or the players, but extremist statements on either end are just idiots. The owners are shutting their mouths...not all of the players are.  Not hard to see who comes out looking like the idiots here...the players. Just ask Adrian Peterson what he thinks about the wages of modern day NFL players..

Since: Apr 15, 2011
Posted on: April 15, 2011 6:27 pm

Mason apologizes to Goodell - kind of

Really a car, a house, kids. I wonder how you got that car and house. Did you not pay for it? Do you not have to pay more for a better performing car or a better house. And once you signed that contract did not have to invest more money to keep them at peak performance or did you just walk away because you already spent too much. And I don't believe you have kids  because kids can't exist on a fixed income

Since: Nov 5, 2010
Posted on: April 15, 2011 5:44 pm

Mason apologizes to Goodell - kind of

dude....if you compare your kids to a car...well.....!!!! These are people not objects.... if you are part of the mass that's believe's people should be treated like objects... then i feel sorry for your kids and your wife!!!!! I am a business owner and I treat my employees more than fair. My success is realized through their hard work and they are compensated graciously. That is why my company thrives and is extremely efficient. My retention is nearly 100% and I have a couple of employees that have made more in the year than I. Get the point...the players deserve what they want...they are football!!!! The owners make more with no physical or mental risk....stop exploiting!!!!!!!!!

Since: Mar 29, 2011
Posted on: April 15, 2011 4:07 pm

Mason apologizes to Goodell - kind of

the owner owns the team like you may own your car or your house. The players are employed by the owner if they dont want to be there then leave if your contract is up go. The owners have every right to do what they want as you do with your car or your home. do your kids dictate to you how much they get for allowance? maybe in your house, but not in mine. these players get paid way too much. And for some smart ass player shooting off his mouth who hasnt done much of anything hes small potatoes. This comissioner has done a great job compared to others in diffrent sports.

Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: April 15, 2011 3:57 pm

Mason apologizes to Goodell - kind of

@Giulio--You said the players may sound ignorant at times?  I asked when was the last time any of us heard them say something intelligent.  And your excuse for them is that they did not take their education seriously.  Whose fault is that.  You don't take your education seriously, then you come across as an idiot.  People like you making excuses for them does not help matters.  Players change every year, and people still watch them.  If these idiots go away, there will be another group of idiots ready to take their place.  The owners are far from perfect here, and are indeed greedy.  I have never attempted to defend them in any way.  My point is that if the players want to win the PR battle, they ought to STFU, because they are idiots.  Neither side deserves anyones support here.  They just need to work this out and get back to the games. 

Since: Mar 29, 2011
Posted on: April 15, 2011 3:51 pm

Mason apologizes to Goodell - kind of

WOW change of heart now whos the JOKE...... Derrick Mason is hes a nobody and plays for a team with a bunch of old nobodys on it.

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