Fair or Not, Goodell's Image Takes a Beating

Nam Y. Huh/Associated Press

One player called NFL commissioner Roger Goodell "a jerk." Another said Goodell's unwillingness to corral owners sooner during the labor dispute is the reason the lockout lasted so long. Another player explained if he saw Goodell now he might not shake his hand.

One player told's Pete Prisco that Goodell needs to "drop his nuts." This echoes the most common complaint against the commissioner from players, which is that he hasn't been a bipartisan leader during the lockout.

Then there was this text from a player: "It will take some time for Roger Goodell to repair the damage to player relationships that was done during the lockout."

None of this is totally fair, of course. Goodell is not to blame...

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