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By Nick Underhill nunderhill@theadvocate.com




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By BARRY WILNER AP pro football writer




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This is Goodell’s NFL — and it’s not good enough


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By Nick Underhill nunderhill@theadvocate.com




PHOENIX — Roger Goodell stood at a podium in the Phoenix Convention Center, addressing the thousands of media members on hand to cover Sunday’s game and countless others watching at home, on the current state of the NFL. There was a lot to talk about. Yea...