Hot take alert! Bill Simmons is not happy about Roger Goodell’s fluffy, face-saving press conference last week. Since the NFL’s various scandals are still the dominating storyline in the sports media, Simmons unloaded on Goodell in his “B.S. Report” podcast. Simmons called him a liar, saying it’s “fucking bullshit” that Goodell told the media he didn’t know about what went on between Ray Rice and his wife inside the elevator until TMZ released their video. To Simmons, this is a big smoking gun:
I just think not enough is being made out of the fact that they knew about the tape and they knew what was on it. Goodell, if he didn’t know what was on that tape, he’s a liar. I’m just saying it. He is lying. I think that dude is lying. If you put him up on a lie detector test that guy would fail. For all these people to pretend they didn’t know is such fucking bullshit. It really is — it’s such fucking bullshit. And for him to go in that press conference and pretend otherwise, I was so insulted. I really was.
The best point that a lot of people have made about this is this is exactly why he fined and suspended Sean Payton for a season [for Bountygate]. Sean Payton was like, ‘I didn’t know.’ [Goodell] was like, ‘Well ignorance [is not an excuse]’ and suspended him for a year. This is the same exact situation and it’s worse, because he knew and he’s a liar.
He then dared his overlords at ESPN to punish him for speaking candidly about the NFL commissioner, which The World Wide Leader did last year after Sports Guy fired some shots at First Take. Your call, Bristol Mothership.
Listen to his rant on The B.S. Report below.
[H/T: Business Insider]