Five days after their much discussed dinner meeting, NFL commish Roger Goodell and Player’s Union head honcho DeMaurice Smith were spotted dining out on the town. If last week’s rendezvous was all-business, last night’s get-together was a far more intimate affair. Our spies at Katsuya report that the two were canoodling over plates of crispy rice with spicy tuna and enough cool sake to keep the conversation flowing well into the evening.
After discussing labor negotiations over drinks, the NFL’s hottest new couple moved on to other topics, like their favorite movies (Goodell adores Love, Actually, and Smith gushes over everything John Hughes). While we’re not sure any progress was made on the lockout front, we’re told they did agree to meet for a private weekend summit in Vermont while the pair shared in the Hollywood eatery’s famed chocolate “lover” cake.
Following dessert Goodell and Smith departed in separate cars, only to be seen reconnecting later that night poolside at The Standard. The ruddy Goodell sipped a beer, while his new friend splurged on a champagne cocktail. Not too shabby considering their combined income of $2.