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Goodell calls for new conduct policy
Roger Goodell
Roger Goodell announced his intention to implement a new player
conduct policy and have it in place prior to this year's Super Bowl.
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - In his first public comments since being besieged with criticism over his handling of a swarm of recent abuse cases, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced his intention to implement a new player conduct policy and have it in place prior to this year's Super Bowl.

After acknowledging that he "got it wrong" in regards to the controversial case involving former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, Goodell said he plans to meet with NFL Players Association director DeMaurice Smith next week to discuss potential changes.

"There will be changes to our personal conduct policy. I know this will happen because we will make it happen. Nothing is off the table," said Goodell. "They will have a set of clear and transparent rules for league and club personnel, owners and players. My goal is to complete this work by the Super Bowl."  Full Story

Smith's DNA is the problem for Bucs
By John McMullen, NFL Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The late Steve Jobs believed that innovation was a rather stark line of demarcation between a leader and a follower.

And if that's the case, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in deep trouble with Lovie Smith, certainly not a surprise to anyone watching the Bucs stumble to 0-3 in what can only be described as an embarrassing performance in Atlanta on Thursday night.

Tampa Bay was behind 56-0 until two late garbage scores drew them within five TDs of its NFC South rival.  Full Story

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