Guess who is going to be the quarterback for the New England Patriots for the first four games to start the season? You guessed it …Tom Brady. Brady won his case against the League. Goodell ended up looking really like a bully and in the end bullies usually get theirs. The 4 game suspension was overturned by a federal judge and if you are scoring at home on this this is another case that Goodell’s handed down suspensions are being over turned. The League’s Biggest star wasn’t going down without a fight and in the end he did what he always does…win. So where does this put Roger Goodell? For all of this does he have a fall guy (like Cris Carter says you need to have). It does appear that Commissioner Goodell isn’t going anyway even after all of the drama of this past off season. The Owners hired him to a big time contract and they hired him to make them money …he has done that …once he stops doing that they will get rid of him and get someone else but for now he is staying put.
Goodell’s current deal runs through 2019, and who knows what a buyout might cost … $100 million? More? He’s not going anywhere. He’s the shield for The Shield.
But there will be some discussions to maybe refine his punishments and be more within reason and level of fairness. But as of right now this is a major win not just for Brady and the Patriots but for the players themselves, not that they had respect for Goodell or even themselves at this point but you have to think someone is going to want to see alot more reversals of the decisions that Goodell has handed down in his time as Commissioner. Will this reversal mean a opening of aa can of worms that Goodell and the League are not ready for? They hope not. But for the forseseeable future the players are stuck with Goodell as Commissioner until the owners decide otherwise and Brady is the league’s biggest star that wins …always wins.