Goodell delivers proper justice

Originally Published: June 18, 2009
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Unlike the high-powered attorney who represented Donte' Stallworth this week, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell doesn't mince words or debate the esoteric differences between a plaintiff's plea bargain and a court's guilty verdict.

Instead, it is Goodell's sometimes thankless charge to protect the integrity of the NFL and to uphold the symbolism of what the commissioner refers to as "The Shield" -- the league's famous logo.

By suspending Stallworth indefinitely Thursday evening, Goodell ...

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