Roger Goodell says he has not considered resigning as NFL commissioner, despite widespread calls for him to step down amid the league’s botched handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence case and other legal problems facing prominent players.
Goodell was asked point-blank whether he’d considered stepping down during a Friday afternoon press conference — his first public appearance since TMZ published video September 8 of Rice knocking out his fiancee in an Atlantic City elevator in February.
“I have not,” he said. “I’m focused on doing my job. … I understand that people are critical of my performance but I have a lot of work to do. … I’m proud of the opportunity we have to make a difference here and do the right thing.”