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SBD/May 10, 2011/Leagues and Governing Bodies
NFL Lockout Watch, Day 60: Goodell Contacts Fan Who Complained About Call
Published May 10, 2011
PICKING ON THE WRONG GUY? CBSSPORTS.com's Pete Prisco wrote, "Why has Roger Goodell become enemy No. 1? Why do fans boo him during draft night? Why do players rip him constantly, sometimes maliciously? I just don't get it." Goodell works for the owners, so "any venom directed at him is misguided." Goodell "has influence, but he doesn't have a vote." Prisco: "We haven't heard one venomous thing slung in the direction of an owner by a named player or not. It's Goodell this, Goodell that. ... I just wish I understood the nastiness coming at him since he is nothing more than a point man for the 32 men who truly are on the opposite side of the players" (CBSSPORTS.com, 5/9). SI.com's Peter King wrote, "I remember similar anger directed at Pete Rozelle in 1987, the last time games were lost in NFL history due to a job action. There will be more, and when there's a solution, it'll go away. That's labor strife, anywhere, in any walk of life" (SI.com, 5/9).