Former Kansas City Chiefs, Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints wide receiver Joe Horn is not a fan of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. It’s a common theme among many current and former players. However, Horn’s dislike of Goodell may be stronger than most.
“Here’s what I don’t like. I don’t like what Roger Goodell is doing. He has so much power that he can almost shut people down. I just don’t like him,” Horn told TheFootballGirl.com.
He really does not like when rookies hug Goodell on stage after being drafted.
“And I don’t like that on draft day these kids don’t know that they’re hugging the devil. I hate to see kids that are lost and then happy but they really don’t know that the man they’re hugging will rip their throat apart. If he has an opportunity to take money from them, or there’s a situation where they’re guilty before they go to court, he’ll rip them apart. And there’s nothing no one can do about it. If the owners are happy with Roger Goodell, the fans, the media, no one can take his job from him. I hate it.”
To call Goodell a polarizing figure may be putting it kindly. Many players have spoken out about their dislike of the commissioner, although none have gone quite as far as Horn. There is a chasm opening up between the players and the league, and comments like those above show why.