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NFL's hammer will have little impact

Despite the Donte' Stallworth furor, Roger Goodell won't have an equalizer

Originally Published: June 17, 2009
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

Anybody who thinks NFL commissioner Roger Goodell can provide a harsher punishment than Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte' Stallworth just received for killing a man needs to pay attention: It's not going to happen.

Goodell is in his comfort zone when it comes to hammering repeat violators of the law. He is equally capable of displaying adequate mercy when the opportunity arises. What he can't do, however, is wave a magic wand and appease the masses so incensed by the penalty a Florida ...

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