Fred Smoot Sounds Off On NFL Commissioner, Calls Goodell A “Dictator”
WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Retired Washington Redskin Fred Smoot joined Holden Kushner and Danny Rouhier on 106.7 The Fan Tuesday, to discuss a litany of problems looming over this franchise.
After news that Skins’ owner Daniel Snyder is challenging the league-administered penalty imposed on his team for the abuse of the 2011 salary cap (or lack thereof), it seems now that Commissioner Goodell has conveniently reminded the disgruntled owner that the ‘Bounty-Gate’ investigation has not yet been closed.
Fred Smoot, an outspoken player his entire time in Washington, had a lot of trouble wrapping his mind around how Goodell has chosen to handle this confluence of problems with the Redskins. He went as far as to call him a “dictator” in the way he’s running the league.
Listen to everything Smoot had to say about Goodell here…
He added that there should be some sort of counter-measure to the decisions that Roger Goodell makes.
“You have to get a checks and balance system to smooth out some of the things he’s doing and the way he does things.”
When asked about the existence of a bounty in D.C, and how involved Gregg Williams was in implementing one here, Smoot said, “(There’s) not one time Gregg Williams ever came into here and said ‘Alright, let’s start a bounty, let’s start a pool’, no.”
Fred didn’t put the gloves back on for his own former teammates either. When asked about his thoughts on what Phillip Daniels said regarding ‘Bounty-Gate’, Smoot responded, “He’s running his mouth too much and doesn’t even know what he’s talking about,” also insinuating that he may be acting differently now that he’s been hired by the team. There’s more:
“I don’t even understand why he would come out and say anything.”
Hear more of Fred Smoot ripping Phil Daniels here…
The full interview with Fred Smoot will be available shortly.