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Roger Goodell apologized to Marcus Mariota for flubbing his name after Titans' pick

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Whatever kind of career Marcus Mariota has in the NFL, the traditional highlight reel that reminds of us of the day he was drafted will always be flawed.

Commissioner Roger Goodell fumbled the name when he announced the pick, calling him “Marcus Marioto.”

In a visit Monday with 3HL on 104.5 The Zone in Nashville, Mariota said he missed it.

“Everyone was cheering so loud that I wasn’t able to actually hear it,” Mariota said. “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.”

It wasn't the night's only glitch. Mariota said his phone dropped the call not long after the Titans told him he was their guy.