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Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu was a busy man on Wednesday. Polamalu made news by admitting to Dan Patrick that he's lied about head injuries in the past in order to remain on the field. Polamalu also had some pretty interesting comments for Colin Cowherd on his Wednesday radio show concerning the power of commissioner Roger Goodell, the bounty situation with the New Orleans Saints and the Steelers upcoming season. Cowherd started off by asking Polamalu if he had a problem with the power of Goodell. "With the power? Yeah, for sure," said Polamalu. "I think most NFL football players have Read more [...]
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