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Goodell should draw a clear line

NFL commissioner should firmly state that intolerance will not be allowed

Updated: February 14, 2014, 4:24 PM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPN.com

Roger Goodell's reaction of "good for him" to the news Sunday that Michael Sam had acknowledged he was gay was a nice wave of the pompoms for the All-American defensive end from Missouri who's about to enter the NFL draft. But it's important that Goodell, who has an openly gay brother, go further and show more leadership.

As the recent ugliness and confusion about the "bullying" scandal involving Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin of the Dolphins showed, the league was already ...

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