Thursday September 18th, 2014

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) has called for the resignation of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

Speier spoke about Goodell on MSNBC on Wednesday night:

"I think that Roger Goodell should resign, I absolutely thing so," Speier said, according to the political website The Hill. "Whether he does or not is probably, I think, unlikely. It`s something that would be done by all of the teams, and I don`t see that happening any time soon. I think a lot`s going to depend on what the fan base does, what the sponsors do, because in truth, this is really all about money."  

Report: Adrian Peterson consented to being put on NFL's exempt list

The NFL and Goodell have come under harsh scrutiny for their handling of domestic violence, with recent high-profile cases bringing the issue to the forefront.

The commissioner was subjected to particularly harsh criticism for the Ray Rice case. The league has asked a former FBI director to head an "independent" investigation into the league's investigation of the incident.

A report last week from The Washington Post said league owners could consider ousting Goodell if the investigation, headed by former FBI director Robert Mueller III, finds that Goodell was guilty of "willful and egregious misconduct."

Earlier this week, beer company and sponsor Anheuser-Busch issued a strongly-worded statement about the "recent incidents that have overshadowed this NFL season"

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