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Josh Gordon Suspended Substance Abuse

A Letter to Roger

Donna Marsh O'Connor | Posted 09.27.2014 | Sports
Donna Marsh O'Connor

A real leader acknowledges quickly that rules must often change immediately. A real leader of the NFL better understand the role of violence in that sport -- its uses, its value, its expressions, and its costs.

Roger Goodell's Colossal Ray Rice Mistake

Jordan Schultz | Posted 09.27.2014 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

In one of Roger Goodell's most important decisions as NFL commissioner, he abdicated his responsibility to society and to women in favor of a policy of ignorance. After Ray Rice allegedly knocked out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City casino and dragged her out of an elevator, Goodell suspended the Baltimore Ravens running back for a meager two games. Goodell, faced with disciplining a player over one of the most inexcusable acts a man can commit, just didn't act strongly enough as a leader.