NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell: ‘I Got It Wrong, I'm Sorry’
Amid domestic abuse scandals involving several NFL players, including star running backs Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell held a press conference this afternoon, in which he admitted he made mistakes in his handling of domestic abuse cases but stopped short of resigning.
“Unfortunately, over the past few weeks, we have seen all too much of the NFL doing wrong. That starts with me,” Goodell said. "I said this before, back on Aug. 28, and I say it again now, I got it wrong in the handling of the Ray Rice matter, and I'm sorry for that."
"I got it wrong on a number of levels, from the process that I led to the decision that I reached. But now, I will get it right and do whatever is necessary to accomplish that.”
He said that he will implement a revamped personal conduct policy to address future cases, including education and training for all staff and players on how to prevent abuse.
“I have not,” Goodell said when asked if he is considering resigning.
“I am focused on doing my job. I understand when people are critical of my performance, but we have work to do. I am proud of the opportunity we have to make a difference and do the right thing. We’ve acknowledged that we need to make changes and now we have to get those changes going.”
Watch Goodell's press conference in the clip above.