Conspiracy theorists will love this one. On ESPN’s E:60, Baltimore Ravens linebacker TERRELL SUGGS told Lisa Salters he believes NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL was behind the Super Bowl blackout in the New Orleans Superdome last February…
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Retired Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis previously expressed the same accusation just days after the Ravens defeated the 49ers, 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII. Suggs says he has always been leery of Goodell trying to tip the scales in favor of one team over another, mentioning last season’s AFC Divisional playoff game in Denver as an example.
I don’t know if what Suggs and Lewis say is true of Roger Goodell or if they’re just suffering from underdog paranoia but Suggs does bring up a valid point: Why was Goodell pow-wowing with Broncos VP John Elway on the Denver sidelines showing all disregard for neutrality during a playoff game? And how does the power go out on as huge an event as the Super Bowl when we all know that all precautions are thoroughly undertaken before pro football’s biggest spectacle?
I say we get Oliver Stone to investigate.