So, how serious is the new NFL commish?

If you follow the NFL at all you know that the league has a new commissioner, Roger Goodell, and that he’s apparently made it his mission to clean up the league’s little crime problem. His early actions suggest he’s serious about it, too. He dropped an 8-game ban on Cincinnati Bengals wide recidivist receiver Chris Henry and busted Tennessee Titans cornerback Pacman Jones for a whole season. Both penalties are richly deserved, and here’s hoping the boot of justice stomps equally hard on other members of the league’s fraternity of thugs.

There’s an emerging story that might define Goodell’s tenure almost as soon as it’s started. One of the league’s biggest stars, the tremendously overrated Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, is allegedly involved in pit bull fighting. (More…)

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2 thoughts on “So, how serious is the new NFL commish?

  1. I predict that if he’s found guilty, he will be forced to endure press-conference repentance, a $10,000 fine and community service. Portis will walk. After all, it’s not as if these two guys did anything heinous like take drugs during a big bicycle race.
    While I’m lukewarm at best to the idea of Sam as King of the World, I could make an exception in this case.

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