Roger Goodell mispronounces No. 2 pick Marcus Mariota’s name at the NFL Draft, calls him ‘Marioto’

Marcus Mariota was welcomed to the NFL with a mispronunciation of his last name.

Selected by the Tennessee Titans with the No. 2 pick in the draft, Roger Goodell announced the pick and called him “Marcus Marioto.”

Here’s the Vine from SBNation:


This happens occasionally  — sometimes players have tough names to pronounce. Mariota isn’t really one of them. Most of the remaining first-round prospect names seem pretty safe, although Goodell could have trouble with Cedric Ogbuehi.

Welcome to the NFL, Marcus Marioto!

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