Is it time for the NFL to part ways with Roger Goodell?
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Is it time for the NFL to part ways with Roger Goodell?

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell oversaw the implementation of a rule forcing players on the field to stand for the national anthem. Some fans applauded the move, and Goodell has overseen the expansion of international operations and historic revenue numbers for the league. But others condemn denying players a constitutionally protected right and his strategy for disciplining players has been inconsistent and confusing at best. His shoddy leadership threatens the long-term success of the NFL. What do you think? 🏈

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When it comes to business, the name of the game is making money. With Roger Goodell at the helm of the NFL, business is booming.

Since Goodell took over as commissioner in 2006, the league has continued to grow, making more money year over year. In 2005, the league generated $6.16 billion according to Statista. In 2017, the league is made over $17 billion, according to Pro Football Talk

Goodell has masterfully negotiated television contracts and is growing the game internationally to expand the league's reach. Whether fans hate him or not, Goodell has been responsible for record revenue numbers for the NFL. He deserves to keep his job.

If you think money is the only metric to measure someone's worth, you're wrong. There is a right way to run a company, and Roger Goodell has been awful at the personal side of the business.

Human beings work in the NFL. As much as people want to dehumanize players as entertaining hitting machines, they need to be taken care of by their employer. Instead, the league dragged its feet dealing with the concussion issue, putting its players in danger. 

Also, Goodell's track record disciplining the players has been inconsistent at best. He was at the helm when Ray Rice and Josh Brown initially got light suspensions for domestic abuse. He also proved he is unable to figure out the national anthem protest, alienating both sides which will cause people to turn off the television on Sundays. That kind of behavior hurts the brand and contributes to declining viewership.

The NFL needs new leadership. The owners should fire Goodell. 

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