NFL’s Roger Goodell seeks to right past wrongs, acknowledges blowing it

Screen Shot 2014-12-10 at 7.38.34 AMBy Monica Langley | The Wall Street Journal

National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell reserved a private dining room for breakfast at the exclusive Core club in Manhattan last month and invited one of the few people who might help with his problem. He figured the boss of 36,000 armed officers would know how to handle accusations of domestic violence in the ranks.

“Do you pull them off the job immediately? Do you impose your own code of conduct? Do you pay them during the investigation? Do you run your own investigation rather than wait for the criminal-justice system?” Mr. Goodell pressed William Bratton , the New York City police commissioner, over coffee and eggs. Mr. Goodell’s deputies scribbled the answers, all yes.

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