Roger Goodell is public enemy number one to New England Patriots fans, which would make a Super Bowl 51 victory all the sweeter. So what does the NFL commissioner have to say about it?

FOX's Chris Hoenig reports:

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady started the season with his four-game Deflategate suspension, doled out by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, the same man who could cap Brady's season by handing him the Vince Lombardi trophy if the Patriots win the Super Bowl:

Awkward, right?: 

(Goodell) "Not for a second."

Goodell in an exclusive interview with FOX Sports Radio's Colin Cowherd:

(Goodell) "He's an extraordinary player, great performer and sure fire Hall of Famer, so it would be an honor."

The wide-ranging interview included Goodell's disappointment in the Chargers move to Los Angeles:

(Goodell) "All of our relocations, these are painful processes."

Critics of Thursday Night Football:

(Goodell) "Almost by every barometer, the quality of the game is better on Thursday night."

And the potential easing of punishments for marijuana use:

(Goodell) "That will be one of the subjects, obviously, that we'll have in the collective bargaining process."

Recreational pot use is legal in eight states that are home to seven NFL teams.

Chris Hoenig, FOX News.

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