Katie Nolan of FOX Sports talks about her love of football and reconciling her values with the football commissioner’s handling of the current situation. How do you support a commissioner that has to SEE a video of a man punching a woman in the face to realize that it is unacceptable? A boycott of the league is not practical and turning matters over to the NCAA whose ‘governing body makes Roger Goodell look like Mother Teresa’ is also not the answer.
Nolan regrets an early opportunity to question Goodell about why he would not consider a larger suspension of Rice to further the NFL’s appeal to the untapped market of female fans and let them know that the NFL actually cares about them.
Women commentators have a very limited role in broadcasting sports and it’s time for the conversation to change and allow women to have a seat at the table.