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What Has the NFL Turned Into the Past Few Years?

By Lars Hanson On October - 30 - 2009

The media icon that is the NFL, seems to go from a league with players playing to win and get to the Super Bowl, to a league that's been loaded with player conduct problems, divas, and players just in it for the money.

On August.8, 2006, Roger Goodell was selected to succeed retiring commissioner Paul Tagliabue, voted on by 31 NFL GMs (Oakland abstained from all voting).

Goodell officially became the acting commissioner on September 1st.

From the moment Goodell was named the commissioner, he has been severely cracking down on off and on the field player conduct/behavior.

In mid-2007, the off-field actions of NFL players Adam "Pacman" Jones and Chris Henry had become a major problem not only for their respective teams, but for the league and its commissioner.

Right before the start of the 2006 season, Goodell and the NFLPA came to an agreement on "conduct policy" which would "help control off-field behavior by its players and preserve the league's public image."


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