For nine months, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pulled strings to downplay the league’s handling of the Ray Rice case and domestic violence. With Rice cleared to play, and the spotlight centered on Goodell, the real puppeteers still run the show.
Professional athletes are employees, not slaves. So why do we call their employers owners?
While the NFL lockout does have an element of greed, Aaron Gordon writes, it’s the owners’ fear of stagnated growth that’s really keeping the two sides apart.
The looming NFL lockout can be boiled down to a few simple concepts, many of which we learned in history class.