article A new report by ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter suggests that a number of NFL players have taken aim at the league commissioner for allegedly not doing enough to investigate the 2016 AFC Championship Game Deflats controversy.
ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schettini says he’s been told that more than 30 players have said that Goodell is “out of touch” with the players on a number issues, including his lack of communication with NFL Players Association president DeMaurice Smith and the NFL Players’ Association general counsel, David Boies.
Schettino claims that the players want Goodell to speak out on the Deflates situation.
Schefter writes that he’s not sure how many of the players have been formally informed about the report, but he has a list of 10 NFL players he says have signed a letter demanding Goodell speak out.
Scheffers report says that Smith and Boies are “not doing a great job of keeping players informed about their issues” and that Smith’s contract has expired.
Scheptino says that Boies’ contract has a clause that allows him to “speak publicly on matters that impact the integrity of the game.”
In an email, Boies said: “We will continue to cooperate with the commissioner and others in our investigation, which will continue throughout the investigation process.”
Boies also wrote: “It is important to remember that the NFLPA is an organization with a long history of working for players.
It is important that we continue to work together in the interest of all players.”
ESPN NFL’s Adam Schellini says players are upset over Goodell’s lack of engagement.
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