Roger Goodell Mispronounces Marcus Mariota's Last Name at 2015 NFL Draft

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistMay 1, 2015

via @_MarcusD_

"With the second pick in the 2015 NFL draft, the Tennessee Titans select Marcus Marioto, quarterback, Oregon."

Marioto. Mariota. Close enough.

Cue the "You had one job!" comments.


Update from Monday, May 4

According to a Pro Football Talk article by Mike Florio, Goodell reportedly called Mariota to apologize for the mispronunciation.

Via Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com, Mariota told 104.5 The Zone in Nashville on Monday that Goodell phoned the No. 2 overall pick later that night to acknowledge the error.

“Everyone was cheering so loud that I wasn’t able to actually hear it,” Mariota said. “He gave me a call probably half an hour later. He apologized, and I’m like, ‘I have no idea what you’re talking about.’ But he was really apologetic and I truly respect that for sure.”

---End of update---

[@_MarcusD_, h/t Pro Football Talk]

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