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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: Mar 18, 2010
Posted on: April 23, 2011 5:29 am

Rams' Steven Jackson: Goodell isn't telling truth

Maybe I am an old fashioned fan,but I think these players are easily replaceable. It is just the dream of most fans to believe that the top MEDIA made stars are a lot different than the players who dont get a shot. Thank God for Bellichek,  He made Brady,A very low draft pick into  a superstar. If you replace ALL the players,these types would emerge quickly. It is only our media hyped need for heroes that make these these  players any different than the replacements would be in two years. I,for one ,really enjoyed the 1987 replacement games.

I would love to see another replacement year made permanent.  I think it would end all this bickering we are seeing in not just football,but it is also going on in basketball and baseball,where we know a lot of clubs are going bankrupt because of the ridiculous salaries almost all of the players are getting-AND THEY WANT MORE. It already is too expensive to take your family to any of these games.  It needs to get under control or totally ignored.

Since: Nov 6, 2010
Posted on: April 23, 2011 5:27 am

Rams' Steven Jackson: Goodell isn't telling truth

Dont exclude yourself, if you are on this blog taking the time to comment and read all the post's, don't fool yourself, your no different than anyone else here.....try a politcal blog on CNN or something.  And by the way, its a GAME, not a job.  And I do coach little leauge baseball. Thanks for asking

Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: April 23, 2011 5:16 am

Rams' Steven Jackson: Goodell isn't telling truth

Most of you are jealous tool's who look at your lives and some how think theirs is even closely related to yours. They are they product, not just employees. Like most of you say, If you went to your boss and asked to see the books you would be fired. Because you can be replaced, they can't. If they were employees and not the product then the owners could do what all of you say do. Fire them, and hire new one's. Like maybe Donte Culpepper, or some arena league/ canadian football league guy but they can't because the level of talent is so seperated the players have all the leverage. And this is America, a Capitalistic society where we are all taught to get us much as we are worth. People tell the players to stop being selfish and get back on the field because we want football. Isn't that selfish also? How about focusing on maybe getting out and coaching a little league team or volunteering instead getting all hot and bothered about billionaires and millionaires arguing about things we cannot control. Honestly, do you think either side cares if some of you don't watch anymore?? Football will go on with, or without you. Trust me.

Since: Mar 18, 2010
Posted on: April 23, 2011 4:51 am

Rams' Steven Jackson: Goodell isn't telling truth

Great Statement   I AGREE

Since: Nov 6, 2010
Posted on: April 23, 2011 4:48 am

Rams' Steven Jackson: Goodell isn't telling truth

Your post lost any credit with the name calling.  Everyone is allowed and oppinion, right or wrong, just because i dont agree with yours doesnt warrant me calling names.  Sad.

Since: Mar 18, 2010
Posted on: April 23, 2011 4:48 am

Rams' Steven Jackson: Goodell isn't telling truth

I think you are crazy!!!!!!!!!!!    Football has made many multi millionaires of totally uneducated thugs. Dont forget, these owners were already rich businessmen before they bought these franchises as a hobby. Nowhere else in America are workers paid anywhere close to professional athletes,but yet, the owners are unfair, BULLS*IT. Let these idiots get a real job and they will be on welfare for the most part.

I think they should shut up,play, and collect the millions and millions they are already getting.

Haynesworth-thug and thief
Leaf- rich bust
Peppers overpaid
Mcnabb -over rated multi millionaire
Ocho Cinco-WOW
Alex Smith-overpaid
Newton- Proven computer thief and class cheat
Carson Palmer-crybaby quits on team that made him 80 million in bank(his statement).
TOwens-need I say anything
Favre-unretired to steal 40 million last two years, total farce
Ray Lewis-murderer
Reggie Bush-heisman cheat
Mcnair-Family cheat
Jamarcus Russell -joke

Guys, the list goes on forever  But owners keep paying. Thank them for being suckers- They are being played ,NOT the other way around

Since: Nov 6, 2010
Posted on: April 23, 2011 4:40 am

Rams' Steven Jackson: Goodell isn't telling truth

Well said Zaber

Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: April 23, 2011 4:26 am

Rams' Steven Jackson: Goodell isn't telling truth


Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: April 23, 2011 4:23 am

Rams' Steven Jackson: Goodell isn't telling truth

Well written...TY. Couldn't have said it better myself. I'm up to here with it. (Points to neck)  lol

Since: Feb 17, 2010
Posted on: April 23, 2011 4:15 am

Rams' Steven Jackson: Goodell isn't telling truth

Any Average Joe who thinks the League's position is reasonable is a shmuck. The fact that the owners are even allowed to shut down operations should be illegal, but Big Business (which includes the Owners) has spent generations, and untold trillions of dollars, influencing lawmakers to create and maintain the legal statutes that have always ignored the rights of individuals and protected the interests of the wealthy factions that exploit these LAWS. Under the guise of negotiating for a better deal, the Owners are fighting to protect the same unfair labor laws they've always enjoyed. Joe Shmuck, and all his fellow "PLAYER HATERS" and political pawns, are so jealous another WORKER (in this case, an NFL player) might make more money than them, they can't conceive that these WORKERS are challenging the very laws that deny ALL Americans reasonable workplace rights. These are people who value the opportunity to watch football more than their children's rights in the American workplace. ANYBODY WHO THINKS TOM BRADY, PEYTON MANNING, AND DREW BREES ARE IN THIS FOR THE MONEY SHOULD CONTACT THE NFL OFFICES, BECAUSE THE LEAGUE IS TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR PATSIES.

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