Posted January 04, 2013

Roger Goodell offers Ray Lewis a job as adviser to the commissioner

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Roger Goodell offered Ray Lewis a position as an adviser to the commissioner (Harry How/Getty Images)

Roger Goodell offered Ray Lewis a position as an adviser to the commissioner (Harry How/Getty Images)

After Ray Lewis announced his retirement, job offers started pouring in–including one from commissioner Roger Goodell. The job offer is unpaid, and it sounds like Goodell would just want to use Lewis as a sounding board, per USA Today. Goodell has used Lewis as a source of advice in the past, and will likely continue to do so.

“He’s a tremendous voice of reason,” Goodell said. “He’s someone that has a unique pulse of the players and that’s helpful to me. That perspective is important to hear, and he would always share that with me whether he called or I called him. … He means a great deal to this commissioner, and I could tell you that I will always seek out his input. He will stay involved, I’m certain of it, in football and that perspective that he has is something I’ll reach out for on a regular basis.”

Sports Illustrated reported earlier this week that Lewis will sign a multi-year contract with ESPN for television and radio, although ESPN won’t confirm.


15 comments
Hashtag#
Hashtag#

shhh! ray lewis is listening.....

Aaron4
Aaron4

This makes 100% sense: I mean, if anyone can counsel the commish on serious matters - such as how to get out of a double-murder conviction - it's gotta be Ray.  Where's the suit, Ray?

turntwo
turntwo

Whoa!  It's not April Fool's Day already, is it?  Convicted or not, Lewis was involved in a murder.  Goodell  plays all fans as morons.

Doc Holiday
Doc Holiday

I USE to support  goodell,but to ask this OJ to be his advisor is beyond the pale--what a PC idiot.

theroguehog
theroguehog

Gotta problem?  Just poke at it a little bit.  Oh and have the best damn lawyer money can buy.  Oh yeah and a short memory

Sick Dr Joe
Sick Dr Joe

Goodell: Ray, as Commissioner I'm faced with a real dilemna this time.

 

Ray: Just stab it to death , Rog.

 

Goodell: Jeez.... that's your answer to *everything*!

KenDavis
KenDavis

What a commissioner. He attempts to ruin the Saints franchise for players getting paid for the best hit, interceptions, fumbles, etc.  However, he asks for a murderer's advice. What a commissioner!!!!!

destin507
destin507

Ray, tell ole' Rog that the Saints had a ruined season, coaches paid their dues so in order to move forward and put this in the past, we simply want our draft pick back. He punished the Saints for something in the past, punishing the Saints by taking a future prospect away is sort of dragging it out and reliving it again. Thanks Ray.

pandah462
pandah462

 @KenDavis He wasn't convicted of murder, so unless you have proof to the contrary, he didn't murder anyone.  Oh, and you're a dunce.

gasly130
gasly130

 @KenDavis Really? That's the best you could come with? Ray Lewis has more character in his soul than the entire Saints franchise. The Saints didn't need the commissioner to screw up their season. The lack of integrity by the coaching staff and players was all that was necessary to screw up what they had all on their own.