NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell schools Jim Jordan on the first amendment
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell testified yesterday at a House Oversight Committee hearing about the Washington Commanders' toxic work culture. Surprisingly, for once, Goodell wasn't the biggest villain in the room.
Rather than take the allegations against team owner Daniel Snyder seriously, House Republicans took the opportunity to engage in party politics. Led by Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, they stepped up, blaming President Joe Biden for global inflation and high gas prices, and blaming him for global inflation and high gas prices—due in large part to price gouging by oil companies and the criminal invasion of Ukraine by Russia.
They also diverted attention from the allegations (including sexual assault) by clinging to Dave Portnoy and attacking the NFL. Watch as Jordan tries to challenge Commissioner Goodell over Jack del Rio's recent $100,000 fine for downplaying the violent Jan. 6 riot just to open up about the First Amendment.
"But you are responsible for what you say. There are consequences for what you do and say" — Goodell has to explain the First Amendment to Jim Jordan pic.twitter.com/a0YWz7v16m
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 22, 2022
Snyder chose not to show up for the hearing. Committee chair Carolyn Maloney says she will issue a subpoena to compel him to testify.
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