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Bounty saga boils down to power

Goodell acting harshly, yet simply using the authorty that was handed to him

Originally Published: June 26, 2012
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

If the players involved in the Saints' bounty scandal really want to assign blame for their current dilemmas, they need not keep pointing their fingers solely at commissioner Roger Goodell.

Instead, they should take a long, hard look at their brethren. Goodell has the power to issue the punishments that have caused such an outrage precisely because the players handed it to him. That he's used his authority to its fullest extent shouldn't come as a surprise to anybody.

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