TMZ is known for covering celebrity squabbles with zeal, and it just so happens that one of the more noteworthy celebrity squabbles at the moment involves the NFL’s owners and the league’s players. Considering, it’s no surprise that the website has taken an interest in the ongoing labor dispute.
In a video recently posted on TMZ.com, Dallas Cowboys’ cornerback Terence Newman gives his take on the lockout and rule changes that more readily allow for suspensions on illegal hits. Though it’s hard to tell, at times, if Newman is being serious or joking, he made some resounding remarks, mostly in the direction of Commissioner Roger Goodell.
"I think Goodell needs to make money because he said he's going to take a dollar instead of his 10 million,” Newman said, in response to a question about the NFL’s policy of fining and suspending players who make illegal hits, via the Dallas Morning News. “So instead of 10 million he's taking a dollar so he needs to fine people and he's going to get the money that he fines people with. That's what I get out of it."
Asked whether Goodell was pocketing money coming from such fines, Newman said, "He's pocketing all of that. Roger Goodell is pocketing that and he's screwing the players. Roger Goodell is screwing the players and is pocketing all of that."
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