Chris Christie defends NFL commissioner Roger Goodell

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon
Chris Christie Says Roger Goodell Should Get To Keep His Job

By JILL COLVIN

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is playing defense for embattled NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Christie said Thursday evening he strongly believes Goodell should stay in his job despite mounting criticism over his handling of a domestic violence incident involving former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice.

Christie hailed Goodell as an outstanding and honest man with great integrity. The two worked together during the lead-up to the Super Bowl.

He said Goodell had admitted he made a mistake in the way he handled the case but that he should be judged on the totality of his work.

Christie made the comments during an appearance on New Jersey 101.5 FM's "Ask the Governor" call-in show on Thursday evening.

Some female lawmakers in the state have called on Goodell to resign.

Related on AOL.com:

Michael Vick defends Roger Goodell
Police say Cardinals running back head-butted wife after she refused sexual advances
High school coach says he paddled Adrian Peterson
Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

From Our Partners