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Emil Steiner

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Decade's top NFL scandal poll


By Emil Steiner  |  December 15, 2009; 12:00 PM ET  | Category:  Reader Poll Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Commissioner Goodell's almost immediate destruction of the Patriot's spy tapes reeked of a cover up. His rash actions ensure that the air will never be cleared of the lingering suspicions that a three time Super Bowl winner cheated its way to the titles. It is simply not good enough to say that the Pats were talented enough to win without having cheated. They DID cheat and they have not won a title since they were caught. Goodell is by far the worst commissioner the NFL has ever had.

Posted by: sbarland | December 15, 2009 4:56 PM

Arlen Specter went to New York and talked to Goodell face to face with the intention of having Senate hearings later. If you'll all remember-after the Specter meeting the entire Spygate fervor from Specter died faster than a cow being slaughtered at a slaughter house.

Personal sources, close to the..., that I trust implicitly told me that if a full scale investigation was ever initiated that cheating would have been exposed "league-wide" over the course of 30 plus years. One source commented that there are two coaches who regularly cheat and go to extensive lengths in doing so.

Goodell is fully aware of what is going on-he and Specter agreed that the cleaning up of the league should happen from within--at least for now anyway.

Posted by: charko825 | December 15, 2009 6:44 PM

So based on these polls (as of a few hundred votes) cheating and dog fighting is worse than a murder or unlawful possession of weapon. Glad to know people's priories are in the right place when it comes to sports.

Posted by: evenadog | December 15, 2009 11:40 PM

How are we defining 'scandal'?

A publicized incident that brings about disgrace or offends the moral sensibilities of society?

"Spygate" is the only one of those listed that are NFL related. Everything else is external, especially a couple of singer/dancers who did a dance that apparently went wrong (but that doesn't make it an NFL scandal; it's more of a half-time entertainment mishap).

Posted by: Dungarees | December 18, 2009 1:05 PM

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