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Toomer compares Goodell to the Nazis

Posted on: April 21, 2011 11:21 am
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Sometimes the hyperbole about the players or the owners or Roger Goodell goes just a little too far.

And solidifying that point for us is former Giants WR Amani Toomer, who compared Goodell to the Gestapo.

“I think the way Mr. Goodell has handled this, the way he’s kind of using his power, is like the kind of a Gestapo-type situation, controlling the players, not letting the judicial system do its work,” Toomer said Wednesday (via Pro Football Talk) . “It rubs a lot of players the wrong way, and that’s why you see a lot of players now lashing out at Mr. Goodell.”

Is it a ridiculous comparison? Yes. Does Toomer need to apologize for saying something to stupid and offensive? Yes. Will these comparisons to Nazis ever end? Hopefully.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 2:41 am
 

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Since: Apr 13, 2011
Posted on: April 24, 2011 9:00 am
 

Toomer compares Goodell to the Nazis

Toomer appears to be yet one more spoiled, melodramatic,college uneducated, cry baby with no sense of hisory, proportion OR of just how little sympathy Joe & Jane average have for men who wind up broke because they splurge on a "high end" life style rather than INVEST the ENORMOUS amout of money they make. My advise: dry your little eyes, GROW UP, ENLIST in the military then IF you come home; apologize to Roger Goodell AND Joe & Jane Average American for FAILING to appreciate JUST how fortunate you've been! 



Since: Apr 23, 2011
Posted on: April 23, 2011 11:55 am
 

Toomer compares Goodell to the Nazis

I think the comment is more appropriate than you realize.  The Commish is fine happy and has turned the game inside out.  This is NOT your Daddy's NFL and now guys are afraid to hit anybody without it affecting their wallet. 
I don't watch football to see an offensive hullabaloo, but most of us love good defense, as well.
This guy is power mad and clearly works for the owners on top of it.  Not a good leader.



Since: Apr 23, 2011
Posted on: April 23, 2011 3:21 am
 

Toomer compares Goodell to the Nazis

I think Amani Toomer's comment is un-called for. This is a game where all are making there money. These players are getting paid huge contracts, alot more money for playing a GAME!! then they would have ever recieved doing a day in-day out job. Goodell has a job to do and doing a good job. If I were the players, I would be more concerned about the life style they are choosing vice looking at what happens in the future. Many of the players are not planning for what comes after football. These owners pay-out a lot of money, they don't need to show how much profit they made or are projected to make. IT'S A BUSINESS PLAYERS, if you feel your getting ripped off, get a real job!!!!!!!!



Since: Aug 14, 2006
Posted on: April 22, 2011 2:49 pm
 

Toomer compares Goodell to the Nazis

God-Hell is making a $1 and is still over paid!!!<br /> <br /> Fire him!!!<br /> <br /> January 26, 2011 5:17 pm God-Hell is shutting his own coffin. I as a Steeler Fan love it! Changing the rules to suspend Big Ben did not endear him to us true Steeler fans. Now he will fumble these negotiations like a Browns running back. Please owners, dump him and his double standards before we lose a second of the 2011 season and he ruins fantasy football for the whole year <br /> <br />




Since: Sep 7, 2008
Posted on: April 22, 2011 2:24 pm
 

Toomer compares Goodell to the Nazis


 yes amani toomer I sure you were  forced into the ghettos of germany and beaten savagely and taken from your family and shipped to a camp and starved and forced and and most likely die.

thats TOTALLY what goodell is doing to the players.

Furthermore Toomer obviously doesn’t know what a nazi is or what the Gestapo did. When they come to round you and your children up for certain death or they hall you in and torture you for hours, then you can compare Goodell to Himmler.

By the way, Goodell is not preventing the justice system from working, he is a citizen just like you.





Since: Apr 22, 2011
Posted on: April 22, 2011 1:24 pm
 

Toomer compares Goodell to the Nazis

I think that the Nazi comparisons have way too far!! Now you could say that Mr. Goddell is a hypocrite in the sense that he will (and should) punish individual players for transgressions but not punish teams (e.g., New England Patriots - "Spygate"). The fact is that Mr. Goddell is payed by the owners. If he had punished the Patriots properly - suspended Bill Belichek (sp?) for a year and vacated those wins then he would be admitting to everyone that one of the flagship franchises in the league cheated. Just think about the catastrophic effect that would on the NFL? 



Since: Apr 23, 2009
Posted on: April 22, 2011 1:00 pm
 

Toomer compares Goodell to the Nazis

So true, sorry for my emotional outburst!


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