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Goodell apologizes, but domestic violence proposals are sketchy

LOS ANGELES--Roger Goodell, considered by many the most powerful man in sports, found himself in an unusual position Friday for a sports commissioner. Emerging from an almost two-week silence following a national uproar over the NFL's handling of a player's domestic violence incident, Goodell stood at a podium in the ballroom of a New York hotel and tried to staunch the league's bleeding. The commissioner seemed chastened and, at the same time, defiant. His words were apologetic and solemn in his 1,220-word opening statement. "At our best, the NFL sets an example that makes a positive difference," said Goodell, the $44-million head of the nation's most popular sports league. "...

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