NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract extension unexpectedly pushed to back burner

Perhaps Lou Dobbs is correct.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who has largely embraced the show of disrespect from players who refuse to stand for the national anthem, finds what was expected to be a routine contract extension being delayed.

The controversy over the player protests is now so consuming, Goodell’s contract has been placed on the back burner, according to ESPN.

“The anthem issue has overridden everything — and I do mean everything,” one source said.

The commissioner had a opportunity to put the issue to rest once and for all Tuesday while meeting with team owners and players in New York, but opted to punt instead.

Goodell told the media he never asked teams or players to change pregame behavior.

Citing anonymous league sources, the liberal sports network said Goodell’s extension is still expected to be completed, but that NFL owners have become distracted.

Fox Business Network’s Lou Dobbs blasted Goodell earlier this month, suggesting that team owners should clean house.

“They have a chance to take this loser and get him the hell out of their business, because he damn near ruined their business, substantially, absolutely and completely over the past three weeks,” Dobbs said.

ESPN noted that TV ratings, merchandise sales and the public’s attitude toward the NFL have all taken a beating because of protests that have prompted fan boycotts.

Game attendance has also suffered, according to the observations of social media users attending the games.

With more and more fans becoming disgruntled with the actions of misinformed players, there appears to be a growing number of empty seats in NFL stadiums on Sundays.

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