National Police Official Has ‘Zero Confidence’ In Roger Goodell To Punish Player Who Wished Death On A Cop
Bill Johnson, executive director of the National Association of Police Organizations, has “zero confidence” that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will issue a suitable punishment to the player who wished death on a police officer.
“Unfortunately, I have zero confidence in Roger Goodell to do anything meaningful as far as punishment,” Executive Director Bill Johnson said on behalf of the NAPO and over 241,000 officers he represents.
Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Pacman Jones was arrested Jan. 3 after getting into a confrontation with hotel security at a Cincinnati Hyatt. The Bengals star reportedly resisted arrest and, in a video obtained by TMZ Monday, Jones can be heard rattling off explicit slurs at the officers who arrested him.
After asking why he has been arrested Jones calls the officer a “bitch ass nigga,” before adding, “I hope you die tomorrow,” among other threats and insults.
“The video is obviously disappointing and vulgar,” Johnson told TMZ. “This is something law enforcement deals with all the time, but once an athlete or celebrity gets involved, that’s when it becomes newsworthy.”
Johnson doesn’t expect Goodell to discipline the Cincinnati star, given his previous handling of situations involving the disrespect of police.
“Under Goodell, the NFL has stood for Not For Law enforcement. He continuously fails to discipline for disrespecting officers,” Johnson told TMZ.
“From Kaepernick’s anti-police socks, to not allowing the Cowboys to honor the fallen officers, to supporting Beyonce’s halftime show. He doesn’t have the moral courage to do the right thing,” Johnson continued.
“The video shows how dangerous this job is for cops. It’s a tragedy that this happens all the time. Law enforcement shouldn’t have to deal with this.”