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Roger Goodell Puts Stamp On NFL With Personal Conduct Policy
Published July 9, 2009
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CONQUERING A NEW MOUNTAIN: In Tacoma, Eric Williams reports Goodell and Seahawks coach Jim Mora Jr. yesterday were part of a group that "successfully reached the summit" of Mt. Rainier. Eight of the nine non-guides in the group "made it to the top of Rainier, with one climber having to turn back because of an elbow injury." The group participated in the event "as part of a fund-raiser for the United Way, with Seahawks CEO Tod Leiweke convincing Goodell to accept the challenge." Goodell "appeared to come through the climb reasonably well, saying the climb to the summit was more challenging than he thought it would be." Goodell: "You really have to be prepared for this. And it really tests your will. It tested my will quite a few times." Goodell said that he had "never attempted any type of mountaineering before but now has a newfound respect for the skill after climbing Rainier" (Tacoma NEWS TRIBUNE, 7/9). Goodell added, "It was amazing. I've never been pushed that hard, both physically and emotionally, and probably mentally. You have to overcome your fear and you have to overcome your doubts of whether you can do it. There were some times on the mountain … that I didn't think I'd be here" (KING5.com, 7/8). Mora: "I can tell you after three days with him ... and watching what he did and what he overcame and some of the fears he had to overcome, he's a pretty special man" ("SportsCenter," ESPN, 7/9).