Thomas has openly been a critic of Godell's for quite sometime now. This is especially true regarding the entire Tom Brady situation.
So what does this say about Goodell? Thomas is a well-respected player that seems to have a decent amount of say and sway amongst players. In my opinion, Thomas is in the right. We see all of these guys committing unbelievably terrible crimes and simply missing maybe one game and having to pay a fine.
Goodell instead of trying to uphold the "integrity" of the game, why don't you guide the league towards having integrity itself. Yes, Brady may have possibly tampered with something that is physically on the field. However, you are letting these criminals run around on the field. In my opinion that is completely dismissing any sort of integrity from the game...
Brady got a four game suspension. Sheldon Richardson got a one game suspension. Brady took a ridiculously low amount of air out of someballs (allegedly). Richardson was speeding to the point where it was a federal offense, in possession of multiple types of drugs, in possession of loaded firearms, and oh yeah...had a child in the car with him..
That makes sense...