National Organization for Women president: Roger Goodell must go

Friday September 19th, 2014

The president of National Organization for Woman has renewed her stance that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell should resign.

In a statement released after Goodell's press conference regarding the recent state of the NFL, president Terry O’Neill said "for the good of the NFL, Roger Goodell must go."

From NOW:

NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell, today did nothing to increase confidence in his ability to lead the NFL out of its morass. Of course, it is fine to provide funding to the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. But like Mr. Goodell’s other announcements, it is aimed at moving this story off the front page. What Mr. Goodell doesn’t seem to understand is that he should be aiming to make fundamental changes in the organization.

NOW continues to demand that he resign and that his successor appoint a thorough, independent investigator with full authority to unpack all relevant aspects of the NFL’s response to incidents of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking, and to make serious recommendations for change.

On Sept. 10, O'Neill had released a statement with a similar message, focused on Goodell's handling of the Ray Rice case. She had also called for him to resign then.

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