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Report: Rendell fired off angry letter to Tagliabue

David Fleming has some lofty company in his quest for justice for the 1925 Pottsville Maroons: Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell. Story

Updated: November 20, 2007, 2:26 PM ET
By David Fleming | Page 2

With NFL owners set to meet in Philadelphia next week, ESPN has obtained an angry, passionate 2003 letter sent to former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue from former Philadelphia mayor and current Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell in reference to the NFL's treatment of the 1925 Pottsville Maroons.

In the candid letter Rendell calls the NFL owners "cowardly barons" and suggests that the vast majority of owners lack "cojones."

The Maroons were one of the most dominant, influential and ...

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