Nick Canepa: Accomplished reporter Jim Trotter embarrassed his boss, Roger Goodell, and lost his job

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

SAN DIEGO — This past week, the NFL con artists painted with their true colors — greenback dollar and yellow stripe. During Roger Goodell’s annual, thrilling State of the NFL Address Q&A session during Super Bowl Week, Jim Trotter, who at the time was working exceptionally well for NFL Media/NFL Network, asked Goodell why there is a lack of Black NFL Media newsroom managers. Roger not only couldn’t answer the question from his employee, instead of Fred Astaire-ing around it as he usually does, he became a verbal stumblebum. A little more than a month later, the contract of one of the network’s…

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