Richard Sherman: Goodell’s “foolish” ejection rule shows he doesn’t understand players
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman doesn’t think much of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s desire to eject players who get two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties in a game.
Asked about the proposal on ESPN, Sherman said it shows how little Goodell understands about the players who are on the field on Sundays.
“I think it’s foolish, but it sounds like something somebody who’s never played the game would say, something they would suggest, because he doesn’t understand, he’s just a face, he’s just a suit. He’s never set foot on the field and understood how you can get a personal foul,” Sherman said.
Sherman echoed that when asked why the NFL hasn’t been able to figure out a way to fix the catch rule.
“Because you’ve got a bunch of suits doing it,” Sherman answered. “You’ve got a bunch of guys who never played. They’ve probably touched a football to hold it out or to shake someone’s hand and take a picture but they’ve never played the game.”
Sherman’s opinion of Goodell is a common one among players. But the ejection rule is likely to be imposed upon the players whether Sherman likes it or not.