Originally Posted by crasherino
That's a pretty big FU from Tags to Goodell, no?
I can see why you would think that but I think Goodell pretty much told Tags what to do. It was becoming a massive debacle with tons of inconsistencies. Goodell had to remove himself from it so Tags came in and put an end to it and did a little damage control by saying Goodell was justified to fine them but he blamed the players and the organization for "contaminating" the case.
This was a major damage control effort and Goodell was not going to be able to come out of it unscathed. I think Tags did his best to help and protect Goodell in his civil cases.