Jared Goff Now Has Softer Stance on Detroit Media

Jared Goff clarifies comments about Detroit media.
Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff (16)
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Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff may have a soft spot still for local reporters covering the team.

After stating the local media "relishes in negativity" at times on a recent podcast appearance, Goff softened his stance when asked about the reaction to his comments by ESPN.

"There's been a ton of positivity," said Goff. "It may have got twisted a little bit, as things do. I was speaking in reference to the question I was asked at that press conference.

"I was answering that question. I was not saying there aren't any positive news, I wouldn't really know, but they have been positive to me. I was saying that I think sometimes, some of the people, enjoy the negative news and I don't think that's necessarily specific to Detroit."

Goff expressed he should have been more specific, instead of lumping all of Detroit media in one unflattering category.

"I was speaking about our local guys, but I think that's kind of the world. Not to get really grand right now, but it wasn't necessarily specific to Detroit, it was the world media, sports media, certainly the NFL media and the roller coaster that is and what sells clicks," Goff explained. "But, yeah, maybe I should've been a little more specific with that."

Charitable donation

Through his partnership with Jared Jewelry, Detroit's veteran signal-caller gifted two Lions fans Breitling watches at a pre-draft event held at The Detroit Club downtown.

The 29-year-old, who has a history of making generous charitable donations in Los Angeles and Detroit, presented a $50,000 donation to Give Merit, a Detroit-based non-profit that works toward improving high school graduation rates in the city through its FATE program.

John Maakaron