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Apologetic, defiant Goodell vows NFL changes, but many still critical
Apologetic, defiant Goodell vows NFL changes, but many still critical

Roger Goodell, considered by many the most powerful man in sports, found himself in an unusual position Friday for a sports commissioner. Emerging from an almost two-week silence following a national uproar over the NFL's handling of a player's domestic violence incident, Goodell stood at a podium in the ballroom of a New York hotel and tried to staunch the league's bleeding. The commissioner seemed chastened and, at the same time, defiant. His words were apologetic and solemn in his 1,220-word opening statement. "At our best, the NFL sets an example that makes a positive difference," said Goodell, the $44-million head of the nation's most popular sports...

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