Fred Smoot sure wasn’t shy about coming out and defending Gregg Williams in regards to the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal before the suspensions were handed out. Well now the former Washington Redskins cornerback has taken aim at another target: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Smoot sure isn’t happy with Goodell’s recent suspension ruling handed out to Gregg Williams. Fred Smoot joined 106.7 The Fan in D.C. with Holden Kushner and Danny Rouhier to discuss Roger Goodell being a dictator with the recent suspensions given out during the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal, former teammate Phillip Daniels speaking with Roger Goodell regarding Gregg Williams having bounties for the Redskins defense and Phillip Daniels running his mouth.
On Roger Goodell’s recent suspensions in the bounty scandal involving the New Orleans Saints?
“It’s a dictatorship to me. I think we need to start a congress of retired players or something, that these [rulings] has to get cycled through or something. I think it should be a process. I don’t think one man should have all that power. And you can just look and see what he’s doing to players and what he’s doing to coaches. And I don’t know, I think he’s starting to rub people the wrong way. But what can they do? What can they say? They can’t even defend themselves.”
Are you upset with former teammate Phillip Daniels speaking with Roger Goodell regarding Gregg Williams and possible bounties made with the Washington Redskins?
“I can’t say I’m fully upset at Phillip Daniels. Let’s just say I heard something through the players grapevine that I’m not proud of, that’s all.
What happened? What did Phillip Daniels say?
“Let’s just say he ran his mouth too much and didn’t even know what he was talking about. I don’t understand, just to bring that heat to the Redskins, I don’t understand that either.”