Barstool Sports Founder Wins Auction to Visit Roger Goodell’s House

Dave Portnoy will enjoy an evening of "Monday Night Football" at the Goodell residence in upstate NY

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks from his home in Bronxville, New York during the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
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By Evan Bleier / May 12, 2020 6:00 am

Thanks to an auction to raise money for COVID-19 relief, Roger Goodell’s basement man cave is going to be overrun by a hostile invader at some point during the upcoming NFL season.

Dave Portnoy, the founder of Barstool Sports, paid $250,000 to spend an evening watching Monday Night Football with Goodell in the NFL commissioner’s basement and will also get two tickets to a game of his choice.

Portnoy has been an outspoken critic of Goodell throughout his tenure atop the league and has been banned from many NFL-related events including media night before the Super Bowl as well as the game itself. The ban didn’t prevent Portnoy from scoring tickets to watch the Patriots take on the Rams in Super Bowl LIII, but he didn’t make it through the game.

Now, thanks to the auction, Portnoy will have a chance to confront Goodell about all their issues.

“I got some questions. We’ve got a whole day,” Portnoy said. “Football takes, what — three, four hours? No handcuffs, no jail. I paid fair and square, I won. Quarter milli. Me and you, Roger. Let’s put that money to good use. I’m happy to donate it. Let’s talk. I’m looking forward to it, Roger. Call me. Man cave, your place, Monday Night Football. Let’s do it, buddy.”

Some have floated the idea that, once they are behind closed doors, Portnoy and Goodell will be able to bury the hatchet and have a decent evening together.

Portnoy is not convinced …

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