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Belichick's cheating could lead to dark days for NFL

The seriousness of Bill Belichick's unethical behavior could lead to a decline in popularity of the NFL. TMQ

Updated: October 1, 2007, 4:41 PM ET
By Gregg Easterbrook | Special to Page 2

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The situation with the National Football League is a lot worse than people realize, and the only one who seems to grasp this fully is commissioner Roger Goodell. You don't issue emergency orders backed by threats, as Goodell just did regarding the New England Patriots' files of cheating information, unless the situation is a lot worse than people realize.

Why is the situation worse than people think? Because the NFL is on the precipice ...

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