Football players aren't the only ones who disagree with how NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has handled the Tom Brady situation. Two polls released Thursday found that more Americans than not disapprove of Goodell's "Deflategate" decisions and think the NFL investigation was unfair.In the Emerson College poll, 41 percent of those surveyed disapprove of how Goodell has dealt with Deflategate. Just 22 percent approve. In May, Goodell issued a four-game suspension for the New England Patriots quarterback after an independent investigation found that it was "more probable than not" that Brady was "generally aware" that footballs were being deflated before games. Brady appealed the suspension to Goodell, who upheld his own decision. Brady and the NFL Players Association then went to federal court, arguing that the league's internal appeals process lacked due process. Last week, U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman also critiqued Goodell's work, throwing out Brady's suspension because it was "premised on several significant legal deficiencies" and did not adhere to the league's collective bargaining agreement.Americans are more torn on whether Brady should actually miss some games. Forty-seven percent think he should be suspended, while 53 percent say he should not. As for whether the Patriots are cheaters or not, the public is just as divided: 48 percent think they are; 52 percent say otherwise. The Emerson poll also found that Donald Trump's supporters are more likely than supporters of any other presidential candidate to believe that the Patriots aren't cheaters and that Brady should not be suspended. Earlier this week, Brady confirmed that he has a Trump "Make America Great Again" hat and that the two are friends. A separate YouGov poll similarly found that Americans are more likely to think the NFL's Deflategate investigation was not fair and impartial. Forty-one percent say it was unfair, while 38 percent say it was. Twenty percent don't care.Majorities of the YouGov respondents still believe that the Patriots are cheaters (58 percent to 21 percent) and that Brady was aware of the ball deflation (54 percent to 13 percent) and should be suspended (55 percent to 26 percent). The rest don't care. Brady is set to play in New England's season opener on Thursday night.Emerson College surveyed 995 likely U.S. voters using automated calls to landlines from Sept. 5 to 8. YouGov surveyed 1,000 U.S. adults from Sept. 4 to 7, using a sample selected from its opt-in online panel to match the demographics and other characteristics of the adult U.S. population. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
In the wake of a gathering at the capitol, radio host Glenn Beck slammed GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump on Thursday, saying he is more concerned about the Iran nuclear deal than the businessman’s “third-grade politics.” Beck also confessed that he’s “embarrassed” to have supported Sarah Palin. “I’m telling you, dealing with Donald Trump is […]
When presidential hopeful and self-proclaimed cherisher of women, Donald Trump called in to "The View" on Sept. 10, he had much to say about women's issues.After clarifying some of his views on the Iran deal and immigration policy, Trump went on to discuss his popularity with Republican women voters. "I wanna say that I cherish women," Trump said when asked to share his message to all women. "And I will protect women and I will take care of women and I have great respect for women."Trump also spoke about his commitment to women's healthcare, which prompted host Joy Behar to ask about his views on Planned Parenthood."I am against abortion… and that is a tremendous amount of the work they do," he said in regards to whether or not he is against defunding Planned Parenthood.After that comment, the ladies of "The View" just had to set him straight.Whoopi Goldberg recommended that Trump "get a little more informed in what's going on in women's issues," and Behar explained the truth about Planned Parenthood to Trump. "Planned Parenthood does abortions for 3 percent of the people who come to them," she said. "The rest is women's health. And that percent is not federally funded, so nobody's tax money is being used for abortions. And yet if you defund Planned Parenthood, millions of women will not get healthcare. I think, since you've shown to have such a big heart for the Syrians, you might wanna extend that to women in this country." Trump didn't get a chance to respond as the segment ended, but the hosts promise that the conversation will continue when he appears on "The View" in person sometime soon.Also on HuffPost:– This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
Memo to Donald Trump: can you not?The former reality star, who has convinced a sizable number of people that he's running a campaign to be president in 2016, has angered your favorite '90s band R.E.M. The Donald played the band's 1987 hit "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)," on the campaign trail — and it's the opposite of fine, according to frontman Michael Stipe. “Go fuck yourselves, the lot of you — you sad, attention-grabbing, power-hungry little men,” Stipe said in an email to The Daily Beast after Trump played the tune at Wednesday’s tea-party Stop the Iran Deal rally in Washington, DC. "Do not use our music or my voice for your moronic charade of a campaign.” Similarly, R.E.M.'s founding bassist had this to say when asked for comment on Twitter: @DavidCornDC Cease and desist.— Mike Mills (@m_millsey) September 9, 2015The band, who broke up in 2011, also released a statement on Facebook on Wednesday regarding Trump's use of their song. "While we do not authorize or condone the use of our music at this political event, and do ask that these candidates…Posted by R.E.M. on Wednesday, September 9, 2015Meanwhile, the members of R.E.M. aren't alone in wishing Trump would leave their music alone. Neil Young was also not cool with the 69-year-old blaring his hit "Rockin' In the Free World" during Trump's campaign kickoff back in June. Also on HuffPost:For a constant stream of entertainment news and discussion, follow HuffPost Entertainment on Viber. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
Donald Trump says he’s as surprised as everyone else that “Celebrity Apprentice” has returned so strongly — almost two years since its last season. “I think what happened is that…