Maxipad, you are an idiot. Comparing football to military combat? Someone must have hit you in the head with a chalupa.
Goodell dropped the ball on the handling of the Rice incident. I think they began to realize that it was going to result in financial consequences for the league, hence the readdressing of the Rice suspension and the new abuse training for players. I don't necessarily feel that Goodell should be fired, but I think a "I really screwed up and I apologize"-type speech should be issued. I know that it's not Goodell's fault that the abuse happened, but I think he and the NFL front office downplayed the incident publicly. You had Josh Gordon being suspended for an entire season for smoking pot and Rice was going to get two games for beating the sh!t out of his fiance? The Vikings were going to play Peterson this week if not for the public outcry for them being too soft on an accusation of child abuse.
I think Goodell has improved the league (fining players for vicious helmet-to-helmet hits, tougher stance on substance abuse, (generally) improved player conduct, etc.), but what has transpired over the past few months may leave a smudge on his tenure as commissioner.
And Al, no doubt it's about the money. The league is raking in billions of dollars each year.
"But he works at the pleasure of the owners, so you gotta believe they (the Ravens) provided input as to what happened and the type of punishment they would like to see and think appropriate."
Why have a commissioner at all, if what you say is true?
"I wonder what he sees in the mirror?"
He sees a bitter old man and a life wasted.
Lying is also a "forgivable sin", ConMan. It's just not in your nature to be a truthful person.
And again, you are trying to deceive and be dishonest. Are you not mentioning homosexuality when you bring up "same sex families"?
Who do you think you are fooling?
Patiot1, you are not looking at this objectively. Goodell is responsible for punishing player misbehavior. He totally mishandled the Rice case. That video went to the NFL front offices, not the Baltimore Ravens. I think Goodell has done some great things in the NFL, but he screwed up on this one. Collective bargaining had nothing to do with the handling of this issue.
You lie like a ten year old.
ConMan, are you suffering from dementia? You "brought up" same sex families before I ever posted on this cartoon. I posted the evidence, do you honestly think anyone can look at that and call me a liar? You are making yourself look foolish.
Just more evidence that you are a hypocrite and a fake Christian. You have no morals. You are a heathen.