It’s no secret that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell isn’t very popular with NFL fans or players. Goodell has openly backed the leagues 32 owners throughout his tenure as commissioner, often choosing money and pride over what is actually best for the league. However, even the most severe Roger Goodell haters have rarely before insinuated that commissioner Goodell might be corrupting or fixing NFL Super Bowl games to increase profits.
Enter Baltimore Raven Linebacker Terrell Suggs who claims that Roger Goodell was the one responsible for killing the lights in the Superdome during this February’s Superbowl between Suggs’ Ravens and the San Francisco 49er’s. Terrell Suggs directly accused Roger Goodell of meddling with the Superdome lights to help the 49er’s get back in the game.
"I was like Vegas, parlor tricks, you know what I mean?" Suggs said. "I was like, ahh, Roger Goodell, he never stops, he always has something up his sleeve. He just couldn't let us have this one in a landslide, huh?" Suggs will speak tonight on ESPN’s news-magazine style sports program E:60.
Suggs played for the Super Bowl champion Ravens in the Super Bowl in New Orleans. The Raven looked to be in the process of a blowout in the third quarter, as they led 28-6 early in the second half. It was then, allegedly, a circuit malfunction caused the lights in the Super Dome to turn offin unison. Play was suspended for nearly an hour. When the game resumed, the 49ers, gifted with extra time to regroup, scored 17 unanswered points and nearly won the game. Suggs claims that Roger Goodell specifically sabotaged the Super Bowl so the Niners could plan for the Super Bowl some more. K.
But wait, there’s more!
"We walk out of the Denver game, and linebackers are warming up on their sideline, and who do we see talking with John Elway, and it's like hmmm. I thought, your commissioner is supposed to be neutral," Suggs said. "He ain't supposed to be on one side or the other; he's supposed to be in the box. I saw him on their sideline and I was like, huh, I know who he's going for. I think he definitely has his favorites."
Suggs would later go on to call people “sheep” while similarly encouraging them to open their eyes.