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Old 09-12-2014, 01:33 PM   #1
 
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Condoleezza Rice should replace Roger Goodell as NFL commissioner

What difference did the second video make?

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and his executives could see from the first video that Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice had attacked his girlfriend so viciously as to knock her unconscious. All of this investigation into whether the NFL knew about the second video is a reminder of the old Washington, adage that the cover-up gets people into more trouble than the crime.

That’s why I want to add my voice to the growing chorus of Americans who would like to see former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice replace Goodell as commissioner of the National Football League. It's an idea first put forth this week by the Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart.

Mr. Goodell’s response to the disturbing video of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice beating his fiancée in an elevator was not just underwhelming, it was grossly derelict. The idea that he would ban a player from the league for smoking pot for a year but set a two-game suspension for violent abuse of a woman invites derision.

Football fans and even political analysts like me can read the writing on the wall. For the sake of the game, Goodell needs to go.

The question then becomes who will replace him at this delicate and difficult time for the league and the sport. The teams’ owners care about protecting the league’s image because they care about protecting the advertisers who make it possible for them to bank billion dollar network broadcast deals.

The person who fits the bill for the owners is far and away is former Secretary of State Rice.

Let me be clear, while I consider her a friend and have praised Rice’s work on education and immigration reform, I do not agree with all of her conservative politics. Moreover, I have been critical of the role she played as a member of the Bush administration in misleading the American people into the Iraq war by selling bogus claims about Saddam Hussein having weapons of mass destruction and connections to Al Qaeda.



But I have always respected Rice as pioneer in her field and a role model for black America’s sons and daughters. Her hard work and commitment to education took her from a working class family in the segregated South to the highest heights of academia and politics. As the first African-American woman to serve as Secretary of State, she is the embodiment of the American Dream.

Rice also famously told the New York Times in 2002 that being NFL Commissioner would be her dream job.

Well, Condi, here's your chance!

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Somebody who actually played the sport should run it.
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I think she'd be an outstanding choice.
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Jabari Greer lol
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I think she'd be an outstanding choice.
Agree, but I'm not sure that she would take the job if offered......considering that it looks like RG is a puppet. My impression is CR wouldn't take the job. She never struck me as being anyone's flunky.
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Whomever it is, please make it watchable again.

This from last night is a microcosm of what the league has come to...

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If that's a flag, I'm Condoleeza Rice
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Originally Posted by Danno View Post
I think she'd be an outstanding choice.
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Agree, but I'm not sure that she would take the job if offered......considering that it looks like RG is a puppet. My impression is CR wouldn't take the job. She never struck me as being anyone's flunky.
She would be the most outstanding choice IMO, if the NFL wasn't truly interested in cleaning up it's act.

I don't think that's the case at all.

And she is a very smart woman - smart enough to politely decline the job if it were offered I have little doubt.
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She would be the most outstanding choice IMO, if the NFL wasn't truly interested in cleaning up it's act.

I don't think that's the case at all.

And she is a very smart woman - smart enough to politely decline the job if it were offered I have little doubt.
I don't get it, she's not gonna be an owner's puppet and would probably do whatever it takes to clean up the NFL owners be damned.

I feel like the owners wouldn't want any part of her because she wouldn't side with them 100% of the time.
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