Is Roger Goodell Ruining Football?


Published: April 5, 2009


... league seemed to be out of control.  Tank Johnson was facing multiple gun charges, and Jamal Lewis had just finished a four-month stretch for setting up a massive cocaine deal. 

Adam “Pacman” Jones was involved in a number of off-the-field violations, including possession, assault, disorderly conduct, public intoxication, and was under investigation for an incident involving a shooting outside a Las Vegas strip club that left a man paralyzed. 

Cincinnati Bengals WR Chris Henry was arrested in a string of violations ranging from possession of marijuana and felony gun charges to driving under the influence.  And then there was Michael Vick and the dog-fighting fiasco.

The list goes on and on.

There was no doubt that something needed to happen.  Someone had to start holding players accountable.  The owners decided that man was Roger Goodell.

Dubbed “The New Sheriff in Town,” Goodell kicke...

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