Oh, Roger, you still don’t get it. After spending more than a week in seclusion while his NFL was battered by one domestic violence embarrassment after another, Commissioner Roger Goodell finally emerged Friday to hold a worthless news conference that essentially hit on four key points: •We got it wrong before.
The NFL has taken a hit recently with the news of players involved in off-the-field situations that have put the professional football league in a negative light. But it isn’t always that way.
Floyd Mayweather Jr., who has spent some time in jail for abusing women, was speaking some truth when he briefly rose to Ray Rice’s defense last week while trying to sell some pay-per-views for his latest fight.

Sports columns

  • Move to safety perfect for Panther
    Like most freshmen at Snider, Jessie Bates began his high school football career by trying different positions. With a bigger school and program, the Panthers have the luxury of platooning players and giving them a choice of which position works best.
  • Alford built upon Manchester stint
    Twenty-two years ago there was a littered desk and a shelf of game tapes and a VCR (remember those?) wedged into one corner, and a kid who was groomed for this but not, you know, groomed for this .
  • Goodell obstinate, insincere
    About Roger Goodell’s raised consciousness. About the NFL commissioner’s seemingly unbidden turnabout on the subject of domestic violence, his uncharacteristic admission that he “didn’t get it right” when he suspended ex-Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice only two games for socking his fiancée unconscious, while throwing the book at marijuana tokers.
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