“Goodell Must Go” banners will fly over four stadiums in Week Two
The stunning Adrian Peterson child-abuse case trumped what had been the biggest story of the week. But what had been the biggest story of the week could still be the biggest story of the weekend.
According to Bloomberg.com, a women’s advocacy group had arranged for a banner to be flown over four NFL stadiums in Week Two urging the ouster of Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Planes pulling the message "@Ultraviolet: #GoodellMustGo” will fly for two hours before games at MetLife Stadium (Cardinals-Giants), First Energy Field (Saints-Browns), Levi’s Stadium (Bears-49ers), and Lucas Oil Stadium (Eagles-Colts). No-fly restrictions apply at all stadiums one hour before kickoff.
Both Ultraviolet and the National Organization for Women have called for Goodell to resign after the release of the Ray Rice elevator video and the NFL’s efforts to explain what it knew, when it knew it, and why it even needed to know what was on the video in order to understand what Rice knocking his then-fiancée out actually looked like.