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Saints News, 8/28/14: SHOCK! Roger Goodell Admits He Made A Poor Decision!

In a letter and memo sent to all 32 team owners Thursday, and obtained by The Associated Press, Goodell said he "didn't get it right" in giving Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice a two-game suspension for allegedly hitting the woman who is now his wife. Sorry to disappoint Saints fans if they thought the title was referring to BountyFarce. Still, this is unprecedented that the Grand Wizard of Arrogance and Douchebaggery would admit fault or poor judgement for anything! My guess is he probably doesn't really mean it and this is merely another NFL PR move that he and the owners hope will quiet criticism over their relatively light Ray Rice suspension.

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