Goodell: Poor economy a challenge despite NFL's popularity

Updated: October 8, 2008, 4:49 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO -- The NFL faces challenges in weathering the economic downturn despite the game's popularity, commissioner Roger Goodell said on Wednesday.

Responding to questions during a business leaders luncheon, Goodell said the NFL is not recession-proof, citing stadium financing and struggles by the league's sponsors as specific problems.

Borrowing money has become difficult and expensive as credit has tightened, potentially hampering stadium projects, and many companies that the ...

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