Despite what it looks like, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, wasn’t running from anyone. Nor did he just hear about another off the field issue, then hightail it to go nap at a bar. Quite the opposite actually. Like a real man’s man, he was standing his ground after being called out by NFL Network host Rich Eisen during the combine.
Eisen, who has run a 40-yard dash in a suit and tie at the combine every year since 2005, wondered if the 59-year-old Commissioner would join him this year. Roger accepted and said he would run his dash down the hallway on the fifth floor of the league’s New York City headquarters. The result was an impressive 5.41 – far better than Eisen’s personal best of 5.94.
Eisen turned his annual sprint into a charitable campaign to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Using the hashtag #RunRichRun, Eisen’s dash has raised over $300,000. Hopefully, Roger’s contribution will also help raise awareness for the great cause.
*Also, worth noting that Goodell ran faster than Orlando Brown. He’s the OT who was projected to go second in his position before the combine happened…