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FILE - In this July 25, 2011, file photo, NFL football Commissioner Roger Goodell participates in a news conference at the NFL Players Association in Washington, after the NFL Players Association executive board and 32 team reps voted unanimously to approve the terms of a deal with owners to the end a lockout. A few years into Goodell's tenure as NFL commissioner, a grad school professor polled students on who was the most effective leader in the major sports. Goodell romped.  That was before the league locked out the players in 2011. Before the Saints' bounties scandal. Before the behavior of Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson _ and so many others _ led to a stricter player conduct policy.  Before game officials were locked out. Before Tom Brady's suspension in "Deflategate." And before issues over head trauma and concussions brought player safety questions to the forefront. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

FILE - In this July 25, 2011, file photo, NFL football Commissioner Roger Goodell participates in a news conference at the NFL Players Association in Washington, after the NFL Players Association executive board and 32 team reps voted unanimously to approve the terms of a deal with owners to the end a lockout. A few years into Goodell's tenure as NFL commissioner, a grad school professor polled students on who was the most effective leader in the major sports. Goodell romped. That was before the league locked out the players in 2011. Before the Saints' bounties scandal. Before the behavior of Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson _ and so many others _ led to a stricter player conduct policy. Before game officials were locked out. Before Tom Brady's suspension in "Deflategate." And before issues over head trauma and concussions brought player safety questions to the forefront. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

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