Posted August 01, 2012

Drew Brees: “I was being honest” about Roger Goodell

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Saints quarterback Drew Brees said he was just being honest when he claimed that no one trusts NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is defending his current and former teammates in the bounty scandal and added some gasoline to the fire when he told Sports Illustrated writer Peter King that no one trusts NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

“Nobody trusts him. Nobody trusts him,” Brees said when asked about players’ attitudes toward Goodell. “I’m not talking about a DUI, or using a gun in a strip club, which are pretty clear violations.”

No response yet from Goodell, but Brees says he has the inside scoop on how people league-wide feel about him.

“I was asked a direct question: How do players in the league feel about the Commissioner?” Brees said to the NFL Network. “I’ve talked to many, many players, obviously, I’m on the executive committee of the Player Association. So I talk to a lot of the guys who are involved in the union, and certainly my teammates and others. And I think that there is a general feeling that the players don’t trust the commissioner.”