Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Goodell done good

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s harsh punishment against the New Orleans Saints — a one- year suspension for head coach Sean Payton, the loss of second round draft picks the next two years and more — was appropriate for a reason that many are overlooking.

Yes, it does make it incredibly more problematic that the Saints will be playing in a Super Bowl in their own stadium at the end of the upcoming season,. Heck, it even makes it problematic the Saints will win their own division.

But the most important message Goodell sent — and the one I’m sure has been received loud and clear by every single team in the league — is this type of bounty program will never, ever, happen again in the NFL. And that’s the most important thing Goodell accomplished.

Nice going, commish.

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