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'Boo this man': NFL stars blast Commissioner Roger Goodell for 'pointless' press conference

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'Boo this man': NFL stars blast Commissioner Roger Goodell for 'pointless' press conference
After months of criticism over the NFL's handling of domestic-abuse cases, Commissioner Roger Goodell is announcing a plan for how he intends to fix the problem. He sat for an interview with WSJ's Monica Langley.
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 08: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell holds a press conference on October 8, 2014 in New York City. Goodell addressed the media at the conclusion of the annual Fall league meeting in the wake of a string of high-profile incidents, including the domestic violence case of Ray Rice. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 19: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell walks to the podium during a press conference at the Hilton Hotel on September 19, 2014 in New York City. Goodell spoke about the NFL's failure to address domestic violence, sexual assault and drug abuse in the league. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 19: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell talks during a press conference at the Hilton Hotel on September 19, 2014 in New York City. Goodell spoke about the NFL's failure to address domestic violence, sexual assault and drug abuse in the league. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, with Adrian Peterson RB out of Oklahoma chosen seventh by the Minnesota Vikings during the NFL draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York, NY on Saturday, April 28, 2007. (Photo by Richard Schultz/NFLPhotoLibrary)
SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 04: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell (R) walks the sidelines prior to the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field on September 4, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 04: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell (R) walks the sidelines prior to the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field on September 4, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell talks to players at Wake Forest High School in Wake Forest, N.C., on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. He observed practice, talked to the players and took questions from the media. He was there to promote the NFL's Heads Up player safety program. He also took questions about the Ray Rice incident. (Chris Seward/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT via Getty Images)
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By RYAN GORMAN

Roger Goodell's vows to make changes and hold people accountable appear to have fallen on deaf ears as his own players took to Twitter to bash the NFL Commissioner.

Goodell's refusal to tell reporters specifically what former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice told him about the night he knocked out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City elevator led star players to speak out against him in an unprecedented mutiny.
Goodell repeatedly emphasized that he "got it wrong" and vowed to "get it right," Sydney Rice pounced again.
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith also chimed in.
Goodell rehashed a number of points from a Friday morning memo leaked to the media the detailed the league's funding and promotion of two domestic and sexual violence outreach organizations, and also a new player education program, but said little else of substance.

He danced his way around a question from CNN's Rachel Nichols about the possible conflict of interest having former FBI Director Robert Mueller leading an investigation into what the league knew about Ray Rice's infamous night out.
Goodell, at one point, even came across as condescending in explaining due process to Nichols, a veteran NFL reporter.

The press conference was then mercifully ended when a media advisor yanked the flailing commissioner off stage.
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