Power mad

After Bountygate, two rival teams still wonder if Goodell has too much authority

Originally Published: December 28, 2012
By Kevin Van Valkenburg | ESPN The Magazine

PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL can occasionally make for strange bedfellows. Take the Steelers and the Ravens. They are the Athens and Sparta of the NFL, in a state of perpetual violent conflict. But players on both sides of the rivalry have recently found some common ground on one subject: They're convinced that commissioner Roger Goodell is abusing his authority. Says Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs, "I think he has way too much power." So does Steelers counterpart James Harrison, ...

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