Night net null null null null Roger Goodell held his annual state of the league address Wednesday and did his best not to say too much regarding free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick.There has been a heavy dialogue surrounding the Super Bowl halftime show after several notable artists reportedly dropped out in support of Kaepernick, who they believe has been blackballed by the league. When asked about this by veteran USA Today reporter Jarrett Bell, Goodell didn't offer a lot of commentary. MORE: An Endless Fight, A Defining Choice“We have great artists performing all week here in Atlanta. We’re extremely pleased with the diversity, quality and the excitement surrounding our entertainers. And this is the biggest stage in the world, and I know people want to be part of that," Goodell said initially. There was no mention at all of Kaepernick's name, and Goodell's answer to this question was notably shorter than the answers he gave to several other questions. Goodell only offered more insights after Bell pushed him a bit further, but even then, he didn't say much.Goodell on artists receiving backlash because

of Kaepernick Situation "We have close to 200 million fans we know some people will have different reactions to things that go on in the league,ultimately I think people admire and respect the things we do & want to be a part of it.— gifdsports (@gifdsports) January 30, 2019Later during the conference, Goodell was asked about the fact that Kaepernick is still not on an Night net roster. The quarterback filed a collusion grievance against the Night net in a case that is still ongoing. Goodell's answer was shorter than the question that prompted it.Reporter: "We're here in Atlanta, one of the hallmark cities in the civil rights movement, where so many Americans in various points in time stood up for what they believed in. There's a segment in this society now that believes Colin Kaepernick took some similar actions, and we're now two years removed from him being in the Night net. Are you comfortable collectively with how the league has responded to that and do you have any concerns how history might look upon that?"Goodell: “I've said it many times, privately, publicly, our clubs are the ones that make decisions on players they want to have on their roster. They make that individually, they make that in the best interests of their team. And that's something that we as the Night net take pride in. Individual clubs make decisions that maybe another club won’t do. And they all want to win.”Goodell was asked a third question about Kaepernick, which was similar to the second, and he essentially echoed his previous comments.“I think it’s a repeat of what I just said, which is, that If a team decides Colin Kaepernick or any other player can help their team win, thats what they’ll do,” Goodell said.

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