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The Power of Roger Goodell

The Power of Roger Goodell

When Roger Goodell succeeded Paul Tagliabue as NFL commissioner in 2006, players getting into trouble off the field was become a major problem. With players like Adam “Pacman” Jones and Chris Henry getting arrested every other week and a multitude of other players committing various legal infractions going unpunished by the league, it appeared as though a firm hand was needed. Long-term suspensions for Jones and Henry in 2007 seemed to send a message that improper behavior was no longer tolerated.

The Obligatory Johnny Football Post

The Obligatory Johnny Football Post

It has been reported that the Cleveland Browns will release Johnny Manziel on March 9. Normally, the release of a Cleveland Browns’ quarterback comes after a horrible two to three year tenure and is accompanied by a new coach, general manager, or both. Lather, rinse, repeat. Manziel is different though. He isn’t being released for being crappy on the field. We don’t know if he is a good quarterback, bad quarterback, mediocre quarterback or anything else.

When Freedom of Speech is No Longer Free

When Freedom of Speech is No Longer Free

Note: This is NOT an endorsement on the comments made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. So Clippers owner Donald Sterling was fined $2.5 million and banned from the NBA for life. There wasn’t even as much as a hint of an investigation before this was handed down. What did he do to warrant this harsh punishment? Did he beat his wife? Did he kill someone? Is he a serial rapist?