Roger Goodell hadn't talked publicly since Colin Kaepernick's workout last month and seemed to dodge the issue when asked about it on Wednesday.
“I haven’t thought about this in a few weeks,” Goodell said. “This was, as I’ve said to you before, about creating an opportunity. Which Colin’s representatives came out in early October [with a list of false narratives about Kaepernick], and we created that opportunity. It was a unique opportunity, incredible opportunity, and he chose not to take it. I understand that. And, you know, we’ve moved on.”
The NFL hastily arranged a workout for Kaepernick in what appeared to be an attempt at winning positive publicity.