NFL commissioner Roger Goodell danced around the subject of Colin Kaepernick during an appearance on "Mike & Mike" Thursday.
The free agent quarterback has been in the news lately as people wonder how he's still a free agent. An article by Bleacher Report quoted an anonymous general manager saying some teams are staying away so they don't end up on Donald Trump's Twitter feed.
The president saw that quote and bragged about it at a recent speech. Typically presidents don't get involved with NFL free agents not being able to get a job, so Goodell was asked how he felt about the comments.
"That's a comment that he's going to make and that's fine," Goodell said.
Maybe thecommissioner is scared to face Trump's Twitter wrath as well as he didn't comment much on the situation. He expanded a little bit more when speaking about Kaepernick in broader terms, but still didn't really say much.
"Our teams are out there working hard to figure out how they can improve each of their clubs," Goodell said. "They're making the best decisions they can. And they're going to do what they can to improve their teams and win. That's what they want to do for the fans. So that's what they're focused on and that's what we're focused on. Everyone's going to make other comments, and obviously we're respectful of those comments, particularly from the president."