NFL ruling a savvy political move

Roger Goodell is wise to make Donte' Stallworth's suspension indefinite

Originally Published: June 19, 2009
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

Once you get past all the tough talk, you can see what the suspension NFL commissioner Roger Goodell just gave Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte' Stallworth is really about: politics.

The commissioner knew the public was waiting to see how hard he would come down on Stallworth, who recently pleaded guilty to DUI manslaughter. Goodell also wanted to send a message to the rest of the league about the consequences of alcohol-related offenses. To punish Stallworth, the commissioner ...

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