Keith Olbermann Wants NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell To Resign

Keith Olbermann says those who were involved – whether intentionally or by neglect – in the recent domestic violence incident, were part of a cover-up and should all resign.

For Keith Olbermann, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice isn't the only one responsible for the latest domestic violence scandal which was covered up by the NFL.

The ESPN host says the entire governing body which failed to act for about seven months is more or less accountable and, therefore, they should all resign.

Tabloid website TMZ recently released footage of Rice assaulting his then-fiancé, now-wife, Janay Palmer – a video that caused much outrage over rampant yet neglected physical abuse problem among NFL players.

Many criticized the professional football league for failing to act earlier, arguing if it had not been for TMZ, Rice would have continued to earn millions and might have even repaired his reputation in a few years.

Olbermann, however, went one step ahead of criticism and asked the authorities including NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to resign.

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“Mr. Goodell's ineptitude has not merely rendered this football season meaningless and irrelevant by contrast, it has not only reduced supporting or watching NFL football to a distasteful even a disrespectful act, but most importantly it has comforted the violent and afflicted the victim," Olbermann said.

The host pointed out that Goodell’s decision to suspend Rice indefinitely after the Ravens had fired him is “an element of classic tragedy” where the right step was taken a little too late. Olbermann said:

“Roger Goodell's existence, who he is, what he has turned the NFL Commissioner's office into is now symbolized by Ray Rice's brutal left hand striking Janay Palmer, and striking her again. Mr. Goodell is an enabler of men who beat women. His position within the National Football League is no longer tenable.”

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