Former Washington Redskins cornerback Fred Smoot made an appearance on Holden Kushner and Danny Rouhier on 106.7 The Fan in DC, on Wednesday, per Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post. He gave his thoughts about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and the recent bounty scandal that’s rocked his former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.
“It’s a dictatorship, to me,” Smoot said. “I think we need to start a congress of retired players or something, that these [rulings] has to get cycled through. I think it should be a process. I don’t think one man should have all that power. And you can just look and see what he’s doing to players and what he’s doing to coaches. And I don’t know, I think he’s starting to rub people the wrong way. But what can they do? What can they say? They can’t even defend themselves.”
Smoot also gave his thoughts on what his former Redskin teammate Philip Daniels said about Williams when he was their defensive coordinator in Washington.
“I can’t say I’m fully upset at Phillip Daniels,” Smoot said. “Let’s just say I heard something through the players grapevine that I’m not proud of, that’s all. Let’s just say he ran his mouth too much and didn’t even know what he was talking about. I don’t know understand, just to bring that heat to the Redskins, I don’t understand that either.”
The audio of Smoot’s radio interview can be found here.