Roddy White's Pro-Goodell Tweets Have Nothing to Do with Falcons-Saints Rivalry

Knox Bardeen@knoxbardeenNFC South Lead WriterJune 18, 2012

Roddy White jumped on Twitter Monday with some interesting concepts about the Saints bounty troubles.
Roddy White jumped on Twitter Monday with some interesting concepts about the Saints bounty troubles.Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Roddy White has never been shy about speaking his mind, especially via Twitter. Last season, he told the media that the Falcons should scrap the deep pass if it wasn’t an effective tool. He’s on record this offseason saying the player voting for the 2012 Top 100 list was “ridiculous” to put him at No. 65, that the former players suing the NFL were “crazy” and now, he’s applauding Roger Goodell for his handling of the Saints players during BountyGate.

Don’t get him wrong, this latest pro-Goodell tweet had nothing to do with the Falcons’ rivalry with the Saints. White’s actually blaming the NFL Players Association for signing a bad deal last year when the Collective Bargaining agreement was signed to end the lockout.

White seems to think that Goodell had every right to do to the Saints players and coaches what he did because the NFLPA was weak last year in signing the CBA.

It's a growing sentiment. Just hours prior, Clark Judge of CBS Sports made a similar argument. In fact, so did I right here on Bleacher Report's NFC South Blog.

All this hubbub is a reaction to Jonathan Vilma walking out on his appeals hearing in New York Monday in which his agent called the whole process "a sham."

With more and more reports in the media coming out that the CBA is culprit in the Saints not getting the fair hearing they are asking for, and now even an active NFL player jumping in the mix too—albeit a player from a rival team—the questions pops up, how many players truly believe that Goodell was in the right in the BountyGate situation?

An even better question might be, how many players believe the CBA the players signed is not as player-friendly as originally believed?


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