#1 Roger Goodell, NFL should hire Eric Holder to oversee off-field player discipline by Cincinnatus 27.09.2014 00:06


By golly, here's an idea from WaPo whose time has definitely not come.

"ON THE NFL | Here is one bit of unsolicited advice for the NFL: Hire Eric H. Holder Jr. and put him in charge of all off-field player discipline.

Do it as soon as possible.

And hope that it helps to restore the public’s trust and confidence in the sport’s ability to deal with players’ off-field misbehavior."

Just the ticket. Hire the only AG in the history of the Republic to be held in contempt by Congress as the guy "to restore the public’s trust and confidence" in the NFL. Sure works for me.

Need another reason to approve of this idea, at least according to WaPo? "The NFL likes to address its problems by bringing in people with what it calls unimpeachable credentials." Now doesn't that fit Eric to the "T"?

The article does go on to note there is precedence for such an appointment: "Holder has ties to the NFL. He was appointed by Goodell in 2007 to conduct the league’s investigation of Michael Vick’s involvement in a dogfighting operation. Holder formerly worked at the firm Covington & Burling. That’s where Paul Tagliabue worked before becoming Goodell’s predecessor as commissioner. It’s where Jeff Pash, the NFL’s chief counsel, worked. It’s where Gregg Levy, the league’s chief outside counsel, works."

Not that I care but those folks over at Covington & Burling sound like a swell bunch.


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