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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell: 'I am not a football expert'

National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell, whose only job for the past 11 years has been to be a football person, said Thursday he is not a football person, Deadspin reports.

The head-scratching comments came in conversation on FS1's First Things First. Goodell was answering a question about whether he believes Colin Kaepernick should play in the NFL: "I'm not a football expert," the boss of America's top professional football league said in response. Goodell added that while he is a "huge fan" of the sport (one would hope!), he lets "football people make those decisions."

Of the abundant lingering questions after this statement, one rises above them all: If Roger Goodell is not a "football person," who is? Watch the comments below. Jeva Lange