#AskCommish session with the NFL's Roger Goodell goes predictably off-course

Remember when Twitter Q&A sessions with NCAA president Mark Emmert and JPMorgan executives went memorably awry? Clearly the NFL did not.

Remember when Twitter Q&A sessions with NCAA president Mark Emmert and JPMorgan executives went memorably awry? Or how the New York Police Department’s #MyNYPD campaign was taken over by users with images of alleged police brutality?

Clearly the NFL did not. On Tuesday afternoon, it let Twitter users fire away at commissioner Roger Goodell using the #AskCommish hashtag just two days before the NFL Draft in New York City. What resulted was a mix of some serious questions, many mocking tweets, and some political grandstanding by a top US senator.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) didn’t miss an opportunity to get his point of view across on whether the Washington Redskins should change their name.

A top target was Goodell’s hefty salary:

Another was the NFL’s business practices:

And let’s not forget the fans who did have serious questions for the NFL’s top executive:

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