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Roger Goodell preaches respect

Rules will be discussed, but owners meetings start with emphasis on 'The Shield'

Originally Published: March 24, 2014
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Respect was the big theme as commissioner Roger Goodell opened the NFL owners meetings Monday.

"Let me leave you with one thought to guide us through the future," Goodell said to the owners. "Respect. Respect for our game and those that came before us. Respect for each other: teams, opponents and game officials. Respect for our fans, our lifeblood. Respect in our workplaces for the diversity that makes us stronger. Respect for our communities and the important role we play ...

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