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NFL owners elect Goodell as new commissioner

Updated: August 9, 2006, 11:49 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

NORTHBROOK, Ill. -- The knock on Roger Goodell's hotel room door came almost three hours to the minute after NFL owners began voting for a new commissioner.

When he opened it, there stood the Steelers' Dan Rooney. He didn't have to say a word.

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