Roger Goodell has succeeded in, once again, destroying his already tarnished reputation. From the Ray Rice incident, to DeflateGate, to reducing that punk, Greg Hardy's suspension from 10 games to 4, Goodell has given more and more reason as to why we need to get that man off the throne that is NFL Commissioner.
But this new situation is just a sign that Goodell has zero decency.
Longtime Panthers running back (06-14) and current Steelers running back, DeAngelo Williams was a part of the decision to allow players/teams to wear pink in the month of October.
But this October means so much more to Williams.
Williams lost his mother, Sandra Hill, to breast cancer back in May of 2014 and wanted to pay his respects to her this year by wearing pink for every game. But, the great guy we call Roger Goodell, rejected his request as it is a uniform violation.
Now that's just indecent.
The man wants to pay his respects to his mother who lost her life to a cancer, it's HIS right to wear whatever he wants to tribute her. But I guess, according to Goodell not allowing it, October is enough. That's just not right.
DeAngelo Williams is a very respectable man and a gifted athlete who just wants to pay a tribute to his mother. And Roger won't allow it: horrendous. If it wasn't evident after the way he has handled situations in the past, it is certain now that Roger Goodell needs to go. He is on a power trip and is going to do anything, whether it's decent or not, to regain the power that has deserted him.
If teams can alter their jerseys and put patches on them when someone within the organization dies, then Williams should be allowed to wear pink gloves or pink cleats. As long as it isn't a total distraction to the players (ie. gloves that are the same color as the ball, could cause confusion to an opponent).