NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell failed the Tennessee Titans’ newest quarterback Marcus Mariota on the biggest day of his life to date – being selected 2nd overall in the 2015 NFL Draft.
As thousands were expecting the Titans to make the obvious pick, Goodell gets up there and announces “With the 2nd pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Tennessee Titans select Marcus MARIOTO…” who?
Goodell was apparently so embarrassed by the slip-up that he called Mariota to apologize.
“Everyone was cheering so loud that I wasn’t able to actually hear it,” Mariota said via ESPN. “He gave me a call probably half an hour later. He apologized, and I’m like, ‘I have no idea what you’re talking about.’ But he was really apologetic and I truly respect that for sure.”