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Goodell meets with Rooney family on Steelers ownership

Updated: August 27, 2008, 10:19 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell didn't issue any ultimatums after meeting with the five Rooney brothers Tuesday about the future of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

He did emphasize that three-quarters of league owners must approve any potential sale, and team chairman Dan Rooney happens to be very popular among other owners.

"There's great respect for the Rooney family in the National Football League,'' Goodell said, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, after a 2½-hour ...

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