Good job by him. The players should pay a fine and move on. That should've happened from the beginning.
Goddell is the worst. He has to go.
That's a pretty big FU from Tags to Goodell, no?
Whoops. Didn't read the story- can Sean Peyton return as coach this season?
No ancillary crime should garner a penalty greater than one that was in fact cheating.
Unfortunately what's been done has been done, but I thought it was a sick joke that these guys get 1 year suspensions for a motivational ploy while Belichick got away with a slap on the wrist for actually cheating.
This decision today by Tagliabue obviously makes Goodell's handling of Spygate even worse.
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.
Wow - just wow. I smell lawsuits . . .
I am not one to cry out that everything is a conspiracy, however this reeks of it! Imagine you are Roger Goodell and the outcry over your strict penalties is much more than you ever expected. You want to backpedal on without losing face or creating the impression that you bowed to pressure. What to do? Get someone else to take the heat. The flames die down without you having to back down... just what the doctor ordered. It all fits too well not to have happened that way.
Good. NFL recovered some credibility and Goodell lost some.
Did I miss something wasn't Vilma found guilty of wrong doing, being connected to the hit squad by "Paul" investigation?
So with this decision, the NE Pats remain the only cheaters. No surprise.