Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 2/1/13
Roger Goodell, commissioner of the National Football League, he arrived in a hostile territory, he took the stage and stood his ground. He’s not a likable person, at least not in New Orleans. He’s not welcomed in a town, where fans have a grudge against the commish. He likes the city and its fans as well — and they don’t like him. The people of these festive, active streets aren’t over the infamous Bountygate scandal and could paint a mural of him with devil horns above his head to bring laughter to a community filled with anger, leaving a population in a predicament. But the words, spoken by a humiliated man during Goodell’s State of the League Address, won’t rid grudges against him in New Orleans. Eleven months later, in this forgiving country, a despairing town turns its back on Goodell. They still won’t let it go, dwelling on the past and pointing the finger at nobody else but the commish who wrongly killed the Saints executional style when he dropped the proverbial hammer on Ne...
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