NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell imposes his will again with draft day demands

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Apr 28, 2011; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell introduces the 28th overall pick running back Mark Ingram (Alabama) of the New Orleans Saints during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has issued a directive to networks covering the 2012 NFL Draft and also all 32 NFL teams in another display of his intent to “improve” the NFL.

Goodell has been gaining more and more momentum over the years and it doesn’t look like he plans on stopping anytime soon.  The 2012 NFL Draft will be his latest power play.

Those that say Goodell has too much power could be justified in their opinion.  Lately, he has been responsible for several changes involved in the game of NFL.

Player safety has been a major issue for Goodell and the punishments issued out to the New Orleans Saints coaching staff and the impending punishments for players involved in the “pay for performance” investigation is evident of that.

Goodell also serves as judge, jury, and executioner when it comes to punishment handed out in the NFL.  He not only gives the sentence but also hears the appeals on the very same punishment, which is a contradiction itself.

Did anyone really think he would reverse the punishments for the Saints staff?  If he did that would basically be Goodell admitting he was wrong and that just isn’t going to happen.

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