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NFL players should accept progress

Originally Published: August 16, 2011
By Gregg Easterbrook | Page 2

Though commissioner Roger Goodell just led a collective-bargaining negotiation that resulted in NFL players being showered with money and benefits, according to Steelers Pro Bowl linebacker James Harrison, Goodell is "a crook" and "the devil." According to Falcons defensive end Ray Edwards, NFL players feel Goodell "treats us unfairly." Harrison said of Goodell, "I hate him and will never respect him." Similar outpourings of love and affection have come from other players.

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