NFL Hashtag Completely Backfires On NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

The NFL encouraged its fans to ask Commissioner Goodell questions using the hashtag #AskCommish. And things quickly got out of hand.

1. The NFL decided to let fans ask Commissioner Goodell some questions about the NFL draft, which takes place this weekend.

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2. Goodell was pumped.

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3. However, it quickly became evident that Twitter users had a lot to say about the commissioner’s handling of the league beyond the draft.

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Any comment on Darren Sharper or the high number of sexual assault charges against NFL players? #AskCommish

— Rohan Joseph (@rohanmexico)
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Are you aware that the starting Quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers is a rapist? #AskCommish

— Wingstop Owner (@HuhWhatsACondom)
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Would you call a Native American a Redskin to his face? #AskCommish

— Kyle (@kappley)
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Would you fine a player if it was found he was behind a massive effort to cover up traumatic brain injuries? #AskCommish

— SportsPickle (@sportspickle)
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10. Even Nevada Senator Harry Reid took the opportunity to question the commissioner.

Commissioner Goodell, do you believe you have the authority to act against racism in the NFL like Mr. Silver did in the NBA? #AskCommish

— Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid)
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11. And things got a bit personal.

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#AskCommish do you try not to think about the blood on your hands or do you just stuff money into the hole where your soul used to be

— Bill Hanstock (@sundownmotel)
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#AskCommish Any plan of punishment for Jim Irsay or does his money mean that much to you?

— JAJ (@Judetruth)
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.@nfl @nflcommish Who is the most racist owner in the NFL? Is it Jerry Jones? It's gotta be Jones. #AskCommish #NFLDraft

— Jordan D. Uhl (@JordanUhl)
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On a scale of 1 to infinity, how much do you enjoy the fact that working class fans have been priced out of attending games? #AskCommish

— KTA (@keiteay)
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Care to explain this? #AskCommish

— Tyler Steele (@TWillSteele)
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17. Some questions were slightly more on topic.

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#AskCommish do we still need blackouts for games?

— D.J. (@KUtherPendragon)
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#AskCommish Do you think Joe Flacco is elite?

— Deep Threat (@DeeepThreat)
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#AskCommish is there a possibility for new teams anytime soon?

— BoltFam Graffix (@BoltFamGraffix)
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#AskCommish If someone got in trouble in Philadelphia, and later moved to live with his aunt and uncle, could he still play in the NFL?

— Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft)
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22. But most were super random.

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#AskCommish Is a hot dog a sandwich?

— Mike Tunison (@xmasape)
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When is the McRib coming back? #AskCommish

— Saints Draft: 2 Days (@TheGhostTech)
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#AskCommish do you think the movie did an adequate job of conveying the emotions related to Dumbledore's funeral?

— Jacob (@ohholybutt)
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Turn down for what? #AskCommish

— Anthony Dillon (@xbartsimpsonx)
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27. The commissioner was understandably careful with his choices.

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"@ThomasMejia79: When you were a kid, who has your favorite football player? #AskCommish" Johnny Unitas

— NFL (@nfl)
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"@RealSlimGrady93: Would you rather fight 1 horse-sized duck OR 100 duck-sized horses? #askcommish" I'm going to have to duck that question

— NFL (@nfl)
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“@Sportsfeeder1 I'm going to storify all Qs you don't answer. French or Italian dressing? #askcommish!” Balsamic Vinaigrette

— NFL (@nfl)
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"@JamieSigsbury how do u feel about booing at the draft #AskCommish” Pete Rozelle taught me long ago fans don’t cheer for commissioners

— NFL (@nfl)
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“@dan_Selph: Did you see the new Captain America movie?” No. I went to @DraftDayMovie

— NFL (@nfl)
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33. Though he did let on that he was seeing the serious questions.

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“@JerryVerHaagh can I be commish for a day?” From seeing some of these #AskCommish tweets, you sure you want to??

— NFL (@nfl)
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35. At least someone asked the real question we were all thinking…

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#AskCommish why did you think this was a going to be a good idea?

— debb (@itsjustdebb)
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