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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, left, stands with Cincinnati Bengals president Mike Brown, right, during a program promoting the Monday night football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Monday, Nov. 8, 2010 in Cincinnati. Goodell says active NFL players won't be deciding punishment for flagrant hits that merit fines. He is open to listening to them, though, and says his meeting last week with Pittsburgh's James Harrison was meant to get his opinions on the league's crackdown.  (AP Photo/David Kohl)
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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, left, stands with Cincinnati Bengals president Mike Brown, right, during a program promoting the Monday night football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Monday, Nov. 8, 2010 in Cincinnati. Goodell says active NFL players won't be deciding punishment for flagrant hits that merit fines. He is open to listening to them, though, and says his meeting last week with Pittsburgh's James Harrison was meant to get his opinions on the league's crackdown. (AP Photo/David Kohl)

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