The former New Orleans Saints wide receiver cringes a little bit when he watches new players walk to the stage and share a hug with commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected.
“I don’t like that on draft day these kids don’t know that they’re hugging the devil,” Horn told TheFootballGirl.com. “I hate to see kids that are lost and then happy but they really don’t know that the man they’re hugging will rip their throat apart.
“If he has an opportunity to take money from them, or there’s a situation where they’re guilty before they go to court, he’ll rip them apart,” Horn said. “And there’s nothing no one can do about it. If the owners are happy with Roger Goodell, the fans, the media, no one can take his job from him. I hate it.”
Horn says he doesn’t like that Goodell has so much power and that he operates unchecked. He also didn’t like that Goodell decided to punish Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for his part in Deflategate but let coach Bill Belichick skate free.
“I’m not mad at Tom. He’s a great athlete and he does what he needs to do to win the football game,” Horn said. “If he deflated balls and the guys did for him, I’m not mad at Tom for that. Guys do things all the time to get ahead that the NFL doesn’t know about.
“Who I’m mad at, who I do disrespect and who should be suspended for a year, it should be his head coach because he knows what everyone is doing.”