NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has taken a bunch of critism due to his handeling of the situation in regards to refeers. He sent out a message today via email to fans thanking them and talking a little about the new labor agreement with the returning referees.
The email appears below:
To NFL Fans:
The National Football League is at its best when the focus is on the players and the action on the field, not on labor negotiations.
All of us who love the sport appreciate the skills and dedication of the players and coaches. That is why we are focused not just on what happens on the field but what our game will be like in another decade or two. The NFL has always tried to look ahead, to innovate, and to constantly improve in all we do.
We recognize that some decisions may be difficult to accept in the passion of the moment, but my most important responsibility is to improve the game for this generation and the next.
I believe in accountability, not excuses. And I regret we were not able...