"Though Goodell is the ultimate steward of the sport, in some circumstances he is simply a minion. In this specific case, Goodell is doing what the NFL’s owners want him to do." Florio's writing is obviously lost on most of the people commenting but it's true that he is doing what the owners want and nothing will change until they say so. This makes me wonder about Benson during all of Bountygate, not to mention Benson is just as responsible for the ref lockout. Jim Irsay may be a crazy drunk but something tells me he would not have stood quiet while his team was being dismantled.