TMZ

TMZ SPORTS

  • FS1
    M-T-Th-F:
    9:00 PM PST

    W:
    9:30 PM PST

President Obama -- RIPS ROGER GOODELL NFL 'Behind the Curve' On Dom. Violence

12/12/2014 8:59 AM PST

President Obama -- RIPS ROGER GOODELL ... NFL 'Behind the Curve' On Dom. Violence

Breaking News

President Barack Obama just went after Roger Goodell -- saying the NFL Commish is "winging it" when it comes to the league's disciplinary action on domestic violence. 

Obama called in to ESPN's "The Herd" and talked to Colin Cowherd about the Ray Rice situation. 

"The way it was handled also indicates that the NFL was behind the curve," Obama said ... "As a lot of institutions have been behind the curve, in sending a clear message.”

That's when Obama took aim at Goodell -- who's been under fire for being inconsistent with the punishment he's dished out to players.  

"You don’t want to be winging it when something like this happens. You want to have clear policies in place."

Obama did say there was a silver lining from the Rice situation -- "I’m so glad we got more awareness about domestic violence. Obviously, the situation that happened in the Rice family was important, but it did lift up awareness that this is a real problem that we have to root out and men have to change their attitudes and their behavior."

Watch TMZ Sports on FS1 Get the new TMZ Sports app!

Comments

Click To View

More From

Around the Web