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Commissioner sends strong message

Originally Published: August 13, 2009
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Donte' Stallworth shouldn't have been surprised that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended him for the 2009 season on Thursday. Everyone with knowledge of how Goodell administers punishment had predicted Stallworth would get one year since the indefinite suspension was levied June 18.

The commissioner had no choice but to make a statement with Stallworth's punishment. Like most companies, the NFL wants to make sure its employees don't get behind the wheel of a car after they ...

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