Found April 04, 2012 on Helmet2Helmet:
It’s not not surprising, but Roger Goodell is taking more flak than usual this week, particularly in regard to his handling of BountyGate, the Saints’ whirlwind scandal. It started with protestors marching outside the Superdome Sunday, criticizing Goodell for the punishment he levied upon the organization. Now, it’s ramped up a bit as one of the more outspoken Ravens (are there any other kind?) has taken aim at him. Speaking on KILT-AM in Houston (via SportsRadioInterviews.com), safety Bernard Pollard took a shot at Goodell, saying the commissioner’s ultimate goal is to have players “running around with helmets and flags on.” It’s getting out of hand. This is not powderpuff football, this is not flag football,” Pollard said. “This is a violent sport. And it’s a fun sport — we all love playing this game. And we’re blessed by God to even go out there and display our talent to the world, but at the same time you can’t sit there and say, ‘We want guts, we want glory, we want h
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