Commissioner Roger Goodell has all the power in the National Football League and the whole NFL system is bogus, as stated by Richie Incognito.
Richie Incognito commented how the National Football League (NFL) acted throughout its latest scandal, gambling news report. The Deflategate ended in a four-game suspension for Tom Brady being upheld after an appeal from the New England Patriots. He compared the NFL’s proceeding to his own case. He was accused of bullying by Jonathan Martin while both were playing for the Miami Dolphins two years ago. Ted Wells lead the investigations on both instances.
Incognito recalled his case in a Newsday interview, comparing it to the Deflategate. He thinks that Wells wasn’t independent throughout the inquiry. He said, “I just think it’s bogus, the whole system in how it’s set up with Roger and the complete, absolute power he has. He has so much power and he hires independent investigators who come in and are obviously not independent. They come in with an agenda and they come in looking to find facts to back up their argument. All the facts are slanted in their favor.”
Goodell has all the power
After the investigation, Wells summed up his findings in a 144-page document in early 2014, suggesting that Martin was abused by the three players accused. Incognito insists that Wells left out important details that would help him defending himself. He said, “You see that in [Tom] Brady’s case. There’s a lot of stuff that got left out. There’s a lot of misinformation. I think with Roger, with so much power, just keeps fumbling over independent investigations and making everything public. Roger can’t be the judge, jury and executioner on this thing. I understand league discipline.”
After the scandal, Incognito was suspended for eight games and did not have a contract for 2014. However, he was picked up by the Buffalo Bills this year and he will compete in the same division as the New England Patriots. A federal decision is about to made yet in Brady’s case, which could alter the odds offered by online sportsbooks in the US. The Patriots are third favorites to win Super Bowl 50 with 10.00 (9/1) at Bet365 Sportsbook. They are still top dogs for the AFC East title at 1.72 (8/11), while the Bills are available at 5.00 (4/1) to win the division.