Just guessing here, but I'd say this week would not make Roger Goodell's list of Great Weeks I Have Known.
First, former Vikings lineman Jimmy Kennedy calls him out as a liar for claiming Kennedy was the whistle-blower in Bountygate.
Then, (and at long last) he recuses himself from the latest appeals process for the four suspended players, installing his predecessor, Paul Tagliabue.
The media spin on this is that Goodell's standing as, well, a stand-up guy must be at historic lows, because recusing himself seems to send the clear message that he can't be trusted to fairly rule.
That might or might not be true, but I think it has more to do with the essential absurdity -- and dubious legality -- of the commissioner ruling on appeals of his own decisions. I frankly don't know how he was legally allowed to do it in the first place.
That's because even if Goodell were Solomon reborn, there's absolutely no way humanly possible he could objectively rule on his own rulings. Are we really expected to believe there's the remotest chance he'd say, "Oh, gee, my bad" and find in the players' favor, thereby reversing himself?
The chances of that are none and more none, and none just caught the last bus to Oh, Hell, No. So I don't think recusing himself is any particular commentary on his own impartiality.
It's frankly the only thing he could do that would avoid turning the entire appeals process into an embarrassing joke. If it isn't already.