WTVD Kept Away from NFL Commissioner During Visit to Local High School

By Kevin Eck 

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Mark Armstrong, sports director for ABC owned Raleigh-Durham, N.C. station WTVD, tried to get close to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell today while the commissioner was visiting a local high school.

As Deadspin first reported, the story of what happened next played out in three tweets.

Armstrong clarified not all media was shooed away from Goodell. “It turns out that the local CBS affiliate’s prep sports web reporter was allowed to attend as well as a columnist, Luke DeCock, from the Raleigh News and Observer.”

DeCock later tweeted what Goodell told him.

Armstrong also said it was a Wake County Public Schools PR person who told them they had to leave to “protect the students,” not the NFL.

Check out the video from the WTVD 4:00 p.m. show: