While 800,000 federal workers are getting railroaded by the government shutdown (with half of them still working without receiving paychecks), Bill Cassidy, a Republican Senator from Louisiana, is getting at the important issues.
Cassidy used his time on the Senate floor to deliver an impassioned, six-minute speech ripping the NFL for what he called “the most blatant and consequential blown call” in the league’s history. He even brought visuals.
“Football’s more than a game,” Cassidy said passionately. “It is part of our culture, and I would say the NFL has a responsibility to the millions of fans across the country to ensure the integrity of the game and to answer these questions and perhaps a few others.”
Cassidy’s plea comes in the wake of New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell writing a harsh letter calling out Goodell earlier this week for his “silence” and Louisiana Democratic congressman Cedric Richmond suggesting the Goodell testify before Congress as to why the no-call wasn’t overturned, as it was entirely within the commissioner’s power to do so.
Check out the presentation here.
Your move, Goodell. Come out, come out wherever you are.
[h/t USA Today]