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Roger Goodell: NFL sees fans' unrest

Updated: May 25, 2011, 5:44 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- The NFL is seeing the early signs of cracks in fan loyalty.

Ten weeks into the owners' lockout of the players, commissioner Roger Goodell noted Wednesday the negative effect the labor dispute is having on pro football.

"Clearly it has had an impact on the fans," Goodell said as the owners completed their spring meetings. "We see it in various metrics. There's been a noticeable change, TV ratings were down on the draft roughly 4 million people. NFL.com traffic (is down), ...

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