Conspiracies usually exist in the realm of the loser, so when the victor comes out and says it's rigged, it should carry more weight. Here is Suggs's claim:
I was like Vegas, parlor tricks, you know what I mean? … Roger Goodell, he never stops, he always has something up his sleeve. He just couldn't let us have this one in a landslide, huh?
The 49ers did storm back after the blackout, making for a thrilling fourth quarter ending. Suggs is adamant.
Most definitely, he had a hand in it.
While I wouldn't put anything past Roger Goodell, who seems like an 80's Bond villain, this seems doubtful. How could he know it would have the desired effect? BroBible Snopes says: FALSE.
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