Roger Goodell, NFL not happy with Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Ballers’

Roger Goodell, NFL not happy with Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Ballers’

Roger Goodell, NFL not happy with Mark Wahlberg's 'Ballers' 2016 images

Roger Goodell, NFL Owners Told Mark Wahlberg ‘You Can’t Do This’ Upon Seeing HBO Show ‘Ballers’

Mark Wahlberg has always been a huge NFL. He loves his New England Patriots. He’s even executive producer of HBO’s comedic-drama “Ballers.” The show stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as a retired Miami Dolphins defensive lineman and focuses on the health and financial aspects of football players’ lives in South Beach. The show has cameos from real players and tries to show the realistic side of NFL stardom from concussions to millions of dollars in spending money.

Of course, the NFL didn’t like that, probably because of the head injury stuff. They don’t like anything that has to do with head trauma or the “false narrative” that it has any correlation to football.

So, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and his cronies made sure Wahlberg knew he wasn’t allowed to do what he’s doing.

dwayne johnson ballers

“The first season of the show, the only calls I was getting were from guys like Roger Goodell, saying, ‘You can’t do this,’ and various owners in the league,” said Wahlberg on ESPN’s “Mike & Mike.” “We were saying it’s actually a good thing for the league and the players because hopefully, you’ll get the word out there with the crazy stuff and the financial side of it and hopefully get these guys to realize that they’ve got to be more careful with what they do with their money.”

The first season starred athletes such as Antonio Brown, Victor Cruz, Jason Pierre-Paul, Julian Edelman, Terrell Suggs, Jeremy Shockey, and DeSean Jackson among numerous others. The Rock has been seen hanging with Torrey Smith and NaVorro Bowman as well.

Wahlberg doesn’t plan to stop. Rest assured; more players will appear in the coming season.

“I can’t say what they’re doing or who it is yet,” said Wahlberg. “It’s a surprise, and I don’t want to spoil the finale.”

Okay, well, Wahlberg won’t tell us. But rumor has it the season will include Jarvis Landry, Ndamukong Suh, and “countless Patriots.”

Classic Wahlberg. Gotta protect the identity of his Patriots.

playmakers show nixed by nfl on espn

If you recall, the same thing happed back in the day when ESPN had the critically loved show “Playmakers.” The show was right on the money with realism which didn’t go over well with the NFL and it only lasted one incredible season.

Click to add a comment

Chris covers everything NBA, NFL and NCAA with his weekly recaps, highlights and anything else he thinks you'll want to know about and more than likely things you don't want to hear about your favorite team. His take no prisoners opinion gets some fans worked up, but that's because he's almost always right.

More in Football

StubHub has become worse than street scalpers 2016 images

StubHub has become worse than street scalpers

Shane MclendonOctober 23, 2016
josh norman confused by nfl celebration rules 2016

Josh Norman confused by NFL celebration rules

Shane MclendonOctober 23, 2016
Antonio Cromartie and Jim Irsay’s free speech 2016 images

Antonio Cromartie and Jim Irsay’s free speech; same but different

Shane MclendonOctober 22, 2016
Bill Belichick doesn't hate Microsoft surface just bad technology 2016 images

Bill Belichick doesn’t hate Microsoft Surface just bad technology

Shane MclendonOctober 22, 2016
Chargers a Crucial Game for Atlanta Falcons 2016 images

Chargers a Crucial Game for Atlanta Falcons

Shane MclendonOctober 22, 2016
giants josh brown owns up to domestic violence past 2016 images

Giants Josh Brown owns up to domestic violence past

Chris MauriceOctober 21, 2016
everyone agrees on cam newton concussion case 2016 images

Everyone agrees on Cam Newton NFL concussion case

Shane MclendonOctober 20, 2016
roger goodell fights to keep raiders out of las vegas 2016 images

Roger Goodell fights to keep Oakland out of Las Vegas

Chris MauriceOctober 20, 2016
microsoft defends surface tablet after bill belichick trashes it 2016 images

Microsoft defends Surface Tablet after Bill Belichick trashes it

Chris MauriceOctober 19, 2016

Subscribe to our Daily Newsletter

You will only receive one per day. You'll also get a free THE WALKING DEAD graphic novel with your subscription