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Roger Goodell gets asked a tough question

State Of The NFL

In his annual pre-Super Bowl news conference, Roger Goodell addressed subjects like upping the number of teams to 14, monitoring instant replay from league headquarters, and creating a set of guidelines to prevent locker-room bullying among others.

But one reporter had a very different question on his mind. "Would you be willing to randomly test for marijuana," he asked the commissioner. Check out the comical exchange above.

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walkerhds February 01 2014 at 5:01 PM

"Is it possible for you to be any more a wishy-washy, incompetent d than you already are, and are you working on that?"

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sullalc February 01 2014 at 9:59 PM

Here you have a commissioner who needs to grow another set of arms for all the money he grabs for.....we now have...unwatchable games due to part time officials not equipped to handle all the rules changes.....the commissioner looking to sell another group of Thursday night games...even though the players to a man say they cant get physically ready between Sunday and Thursday....looking to go to 18 games...adding playoff games.....the Stupid bowl is about to be played with the corporate types, the Justin Biebers of the world, and the I NEED TO BE SEEN crowd in attendance while the real fans who support the teams all year sit home....Don't lose sight of the fact that this sport is all about MONEY....the health and safety of the players...and the needs of the fans...run a very distant second.

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brothermac1 sullalc February 01 2014 at 11:17 PM

That's a fact!! I'm not a Bronco fan, but I'm surrounded by them. We recently found strong evidence that the loyal fans who have held AND PAID for season tickets for decades were relegated to a lottery for a relatively few seats in the end zone "nose-bleeds" because the franchise sold the really goods seats they were allocated to Primesport, who folded them into very expensive "packages". Here's the problem: people are willing to pay for those packages. I say to H*** with them. If I want to see the game, I'll turn on the TV. If they black it out, then I didn't need to watch their game anyway. If people quit watching their games, their advertising marketability goes down, and their whole economic "house of cards" collapses. Gee, too bad!!!

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Jim February 01 2014 at 8:01 PM

Maybe they should test reporters. : )

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T. February 01 2014 at 5:57 PM

My question would have been, why is it that the NFL doesnt have to pay any tax? They are a multi billion dollars business, they dont pay for the stadiums they play in, they dont pay for the upkeep..Instead the fans have to pay their taxes for them, we pay for the expensive tickets for the games, we pay for parking, we pay for NFL merchanise...why dont they have to pay tax? This is absolute bs and I hope it changes...if the players are capable of being paid multi million dollar contracts, why cant the NFL pay for themselves? That being said, I love football and have nothing against the NFL, what I have a problem with the taxpayers paying for billionaires....

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atflyeralfred February 01 2014 at 7:12 PM

where do some of these reporters come from...what a stupid question, should club owners be tested, or mayors or even the president....you know where coming from. By the way what is that report's name?

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Jim atflyeralfred February 01 2014 at 7:40 PM

Maybe the fans should be tested?

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SfrGtrst1965 February 01 2014 at 5:21 PM

You know, it would be really nice to be able to watch a video here, and on Huffington Post, that actually played. Either the picture freezes and you have sound that doesn't match the audio. Or even worse, you have sound but no picture at all. You'd think with all the technology that's out there, AOL would do something about it and fix it. That's why I don't usually watch these videos, it's very irritating.

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T. SfrGtrst1965 February 01 2014 at 5:50 PM

It might be your computer, I never have those problems..

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Hi BulldogandRex February 01 2014 at 5:27 PM

It could be your browser. The video that I watch, work well.

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suziebisback February 01 2014 at 8:51 PM

The problem is... he suggests all these rule changes and he's NOT on drugs.

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papabudlight February 01 2014 at 8:58 PM

It's nobody's business who smoke's pot. If they wanted you to know they would tell you.

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BarB papabudlight February 02 2014 at 12:50 AM

matters to me if they drive....one killed my 13 year old step-daughter and tested after the accident he has pot in his system...all expected it to be alcohol...but, ther ewas no alcohol...just pot....I care if they are on the road...and maybe you should, in case misery comes to your family one day as it did to ours

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stannsac2 BarB February 02 2014 at 3:19 AM

It's laughable whenever I hear pro pot idiots screaming no one ever died from smoking pot.Nothing could be furthur from the truth. So sorry for your loss.

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justworkinggirl February 02 2014 at 1:42 AM

The only question I have for Roger Goodell is where the F&** he gets off telling several cities that the only way they can ever be considered to host a Super Bowl is if they spend $100 million or more to put a dome on an existing stadium - and then turn around and give New Jersey the right to host an outdoor Super Bowl. Meanwhile, the money grubber won't rule out holding a future Super Bowl in London?!?!?

Hypocrite much you lying sack of s....?

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petpetdon justworkinggirl February 02 2014 at 8:02 AM

Do you know anything about the stadiums in the NFL? Most of the 'warm weather' cities stadiums need massive overhauls. The NFL got real lucky with the weather for this Super Bowl. It will be 40 degrees. Not too bad for Jersey this time of year.

When they put a dome on Lambeau Field you know that the NFL has turned into a bunch of wussies.

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