Troy Polamalu wants “Separation of Powers” to check autocratic rule of Commissioner Goodell

November 4th, 2010

Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers is not happy with the Roger Gooddell, Comissioner of the NFL, and his absolute and unchecked powers to impose fines. Polamalu’s proposed solution? Channeling James Madison, this USC alum wants a “separation of powers” in the NFL. From ESPN:

Troy Polamalu, a five-time Pro Bowl safety, is even more critical of the NFL’s policy than Harrison is. Polamalu contends Goodell has too much control, and that players and team executives should have a say in deciding fines.

“He’s got all the power, and that may be part of the problem. There needs to be some type of separation of power, like our government,” Polamalu said Wednesday. “I don’t think it should be based totally on what two or three people may say that are totally away from the game. It should be some of the players that are currently playing.”

I’m sure Pete Rose would agree about Bud Selig 🙂

Troy Polamalu FTW! And I’m not just saying that because I live in Stillers (not a typo) country.