There are many ways to describe Laremy Tunsil’s experience Thursday night at the NFL draft. Weird. Humiliating. Awkward.
“So exciting” doesn’t really come to mind, though, unless you’re Roger Goodell.
The NFL commissioner made an appearance on ESPN Radio’s “Mike & Mike” on Friday morning and once again proved that he probably should limit his media appearances to maybe one per year, if that. Asked by Mike Greenberg about Tunsil’s bizarre night, in which a video of him smoking weed was posted to his Twitter feed and incriminating text messages were posted to his Instagram feed, Goodell gave an equally bizarre answer.
“I think it’s all part of what makes the draft so exciting,” he said. “Clubs make decisions. Sometimes they take risks. Sometimes they do the right things. Sometimes they don’t, and we’ll see. Hopefully, he is going to turn out to be a great young player.”
Goodell added that he didn’t know any of this was happening with Tunsil until after he was drafted. But he certainly knew all about it by the time he did that radio interview on Friday morning, making his response even worse.