In recent weeks the NFL has been rife with controversy. It's this controversy that is making people seriously question league commissioner Roger Goodell's position at the summit of the National Football League.
Intense fallout from the Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice domestic violence cases - to name just a few - have caused Goodell to come under fire, with people seriously questioning his handling of the cases. However one man has his back, and it's not someone you would expect.
New York Jets backup quarterback Michael Vick has come out and defended the commissioner. He said that people need to give Goodell a chance, and he's doing 'a great job.'
"You have to give the man a chance, you have to him a chance, you have to give everybody a chance to get it right......I think he’s doing a great job. I think some situations are more complicated than others. You’re not going to get it right all the time the first time."
Vick is no stranger to second chances. Remember back in 2007, Goodell suspended Vick from the NFL after pleading guilty to federal dog fighting charges when he was with the Atlanta Falcons.
Vick ended up being suspended for the 2007 and 2008 seasons, without pay, while he served jail time before Goodell reinstated him in 2009, where he signed for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Admiration for Vick
There was obviously some bad blood between the two when Vick put the NFL in a bad light back in 2007 but since Vick's comeback, he has done everything right and proved that Goodell was correct to reinstate him after he served jail time. Back in March Goodell proclaimed that he admires Vick since his return to the game:
"I think Michael is a young man who made a tragic mistake. He paid a very heavy price for it. But I’ve seen him, in everything he’s done, exceed expectations. He has worked very hard to be a positive force in a lot of different areas. And I think that’s something I admire about him."