Goodell defends Spygate scandal
Reasons why he destroyed the evidence
PHOENIX — In the face of congressional pressure over destroying evidence from the Spygate scandal, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell defended his actions Friday.
Goodell also said he’d be willing to meet with Sen. Arlen Specter, who sent a letter to the commissioner the previous day asking why tapes shot by the New England Patriots in the cheating scandal were destroyed.
“The reason I destroyed the tapes is they were totally consistent with what the team told me,” Goodell said during his State of the NFL speech. “It was the appropriate thing to do and I think it sent a message.
“The actual effectiveness of