Roger Goodell has been a fierce critic of President Trump but now he is singing a different tune.
Trump may be unorthodox but he is winning, slowly but surely, and more and more establishment critics like Roger will have egg on their faces soon enough.
As reported by The Daily Mail:
Although he has been a persistent target of criticism for Donald Trump, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is praising the President’s ‘leadership and determination’ for an aspect of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement that should prove profitable for the embattled league.
The new North American trade deal, which replaced the North American Free Trade Agreement, still needs congressional approval, but under the pact, the NFL could earn more from Super Bowl broadcasting rights in Canada. (CTV broadcasts the Super Bowl in Canada, but gets its game feed from the American broadcast)
Currently the NFL is hampered by a 2015 ruling in Canada stipulating that the Super Bowl – and no other programs – must show American advertisements rather than Canadians. The updated USMCA would do away with that stipulation, conceivably allowing the NFL customize advertisements for its Canadian audience.
‘We greatly appreciate President Trump’s leadership and determination in bringing about a resolution to our intellectual property issue in Canada,’ Goodell said in a statement.
According to Annex 15-D of the USMCA, ‘Canada may not accord the program treatment less favorable than the treatment accorded to other programs originating in the United States retransmitted in Canada.’