Commish Encourages Fan Participation in All Forms
Commissioner Roger Goodell held an Q&A with representatives from the popular blog mill SB Nation on the final day of the NFL Draft here in NYC.
Most NFL teams rebuff bloggers and deny them media access mainly because they cannot control the message. Roughly 95 percent of bloggers do not get paid for their services, therefore are not beholden to a mainstream news entity.
Bloggers are welcome to attend NFL hosted events, such as the draft, but the league delegates local media access responsibilities to the 32 individual franchises. Since most blogs are populated with less-than-positive posts and unregulated, uncensored comments, teams have shied away from granting them access.