Goodell displays goods hands, quick reaction time

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell throws a football during the NFL Play 60 event in Central Park. Click on the photo to see the entire gallery. (Ben Liebenberg / NFL.com)

NEW YORK — With the schedule release on Tuesday, Ben Roethlisberger‘s suspension on Wednesday and the 2010 NFL Draft from Thursday-Saturday, it would stand to reason that Commissioner Roger Goodell would have a lot on his mind.

That said, he still found the time to smile a bit and have some good old-fashioned fun at the NFL Play 60 event on Wednesday.

In between chatting with old associates, wandering the field as the kids played flag football and discussing the league’s $60,000 grant to KaBoom!, an organization that helps build playgrounds, Goodell even found some time to show off his skills.

Right in the middle of a conversation, Goodell turned, caught an errant pass by one of the kids and threw it back to the official, all while continuing his discussion. It’s no wonder that Goodell is so skilled at handling hectic weeks such as this one.

Jason Feller

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