Blog Entry

Rams' Steven Jackson: Goodell isn't telling truth

Posted on: April 22, 2011 4:42 pm
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell challenged the former union in a wide ranging interview with USA Today . Pro Bowl running back Steven Jackson read what Goodell said and wasn't happy about it.

First, a portion of Goodell's comments. "They're challenging fundamental aspects that have made the league successful and popular with the fans," Goodell said. "They're going after the draft, as an example, pursuing the draft as illegal. They're pursuing free agency restrictions as illegal. They're pursuing aspects of the salary cap as illegal. That's what they're saying. We don't believe that. It's been negotiated. We think they've been good for the players, the clubs and most importantly, the fans. It's what's created a successful product. So the union attorneys are attacking everything that we think has made the league successful."

Basically, what Goodell is saying is that the former union doesn't want the draft, free agency or the salary cap. Now, Goodell doesn't directly say that but that's the impression he leaves with readers. None of those things, of course, are true. It's the opposite. The former union, of course, doesn't want free agency restrictions.

When Jackson saw Goodell's comments he responded quickly saying Goodell wasn't telling the entire story.

"The glaring omission from the commissioner's comments is the truth," said Jackson in a statement obtained by "We are challenging his lockout of players and fans. How could he miss that?"

It's likely Jackson won't be the lone player to respond to Goodell.

Category: NFL
Tags: Lockout

Since: Jun 22, 2007
Posted on: April 22, 2011 5:43 pm

Rams' Steven Jackson: Goodell isn't telling truth

No, that was adrian peterson. nice try though.

Since: May 20, 2008
Posted on: April 22, 2011 5:41 pm

Rams' Steven Jackson: Goodell isn't telling truth

Oh, and wasn't it Steven Jackson who equated his multi-million dollar, work half a year, ridiculous perks job to slavery??  Shut up and stick to what you know, dude, like fumbling at or near the goal line.

Since: Jun 11, 2007
Posted on: April 22, 2011 5:25 pm

Rams' Steven Jackson: Goodell isn't telling truth

Lame story! I wish I didn't have to comment, but felt it neccessary for CBS to learn their stories need to actually be more than out of text comments and replys to such exchange.

The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or