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Goodell deserves a raise, not ridicule


Some have suggested that Commissioner Roger Goodell’s handling of the officials lockout should result in the termination of his employment. The more accurate position is that he should get a raise.

Though Goodell is the ultimate steward of the sport, in some circumstances he is simply a minion. In this specific case, Goodell is doing what the NFL’s owners want him to do.

That’s the fact that remains to be lost on fans who spew venom toward the league office but none to the folks who hold the title to the team that holds the keys to the fans’ hearts. But it’s the owners of the various franchises who are trying to break the union, and Goodell is taking the heat on their behalf.

And if any owners disagree with what Goodell is doing, they should say so.

Of course, that applies to only 31 owners. The thousands of owners of the 32nd team definitely have been speaking out.