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  1. Roger Goodell works for the owners, not the game

    Howard Bryant

    Marvin Miller taught the professional athlete that the commissioner was nothing more than an employee of the owners. Roger Goodell's missteps in six-plus years on the job only make that more apparent.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2013
  2. NFL will answer for creating a culture of violence - ESPN The Mag...

    Howard Bryant

    Thought Roger Goodell's response to Bountygate was harsh? Wait until the NFL's own judgment day, when the league has to answer for creating a culture of violence, writes Howard Bryant in ESPN The Magazine.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2012
  3. Sam Hurd, Jerry Sandusky, athletic entitlement and criminal charg...

    Howard Bryant

    As the year 2011 comes to a close, the distance between the athlete and the public remains immense, but because of the nature of the Sam Hurd and Jerry Sandusky offenses seems more immediate than ever.

    Story | Conversation | December 21, 2011
  4. NFL - Tim Tebow hype drowns out buzz for more talented rookies

    Howard Bryant

    In his column for ESPN The Magazine, Howard Bryant writes that Tim Tebow is an overblown phenomenon who is drowning out the buzz for more talented rookies. But we can't stop watching him.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2011
  5. Plaxico Burress can use the experiences of Michael Vick, Ben Roet...

    Howard Bryant

    Michael Vick and Ben Roethlisberger both survived image-crushing incidents and are thriving again in the NFL. But a new life in football is going to be difficult for Plaxico Burress, who will be released from prison Monday.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2011
  6. NFL lockout: During a work stoppage, the already-complicated rela...

    Howard Bryant

    The already-complicated relationship we have with the players we love to watch is even murkier during the NFL lockout. Perhaps it's because fans aren't yet comfortable with the athlete as a business equal of ownership.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2011
  7. NFL caps great year, could squander success

    Howard Bryant

    The NFL seems to be heading for a prizefight with no prize. Despite a great year, it allowed labor acrimony to cloud the majesty of two of its oldest franchises playing for a title.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2011
  8. NFL: The New York Jets gave the league a personality it needs as ...

    Howard Bryant

    The Jets were a breath of fresh (not to mention hot) air this season. And with a fun-free work stoppage looming large, the NFL needs all the pizzazz it can muster.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2011
  9. Michael Vick's return to NFL star QB handled justly

    Howard Bryant

    On balance, the system worked. Michael Vick and society both won. Vick served his time in the federal penitentiary. Then he was given a second chance. He was not handed an NFL starting job, but had to earn it.

    Story | Conversation | January 19, 2011
  10. NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB 2010s foreshadow labor power plays of 2011

    Howard Bryant

    The undercurrent leading into 2011 is clear: If you care about sports, you might want to learn about economic and labor issues as much as you study the mysteries of the Cover 2 shell.

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2010
  11. The NFL is on top, but beneath the surface lie dangerous faults

    Howard Bryant

    For all its seeming invincibility, NFL may be the most vulnerable of sports, a house of brick erected upon fault lines serious and numerous.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2010
  12. Roger Goodell winning public battle vs. NFLPA's DeMaurice Smith

    Howard Bryant

    What passes for excitement in the NFL today happens on Park Avenue in the commissioner's office. Roger Goodell is the person to watch in the NFL, on every issue, with every team. The NFLPA is losing the battle for the public.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2010
  13. OTL: Higher Calling

    Howard Bryant

    Respect and moral authority have made Tony Dungy a powerful sports figure. But do those seeking his help come for image laundering or true redemption?

    Eticket | Conversation | January 28, 2010
  14. Philadelphia Eagles' Michael Vick starts the next phase of his se...

    Howard Bryant

    Michael Vick returns to action on Sunday. But how much of a second chance will the public give him?

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2009
  15. Michael Vick has paid his legal debt to society, but he still has...

    Howard Bryant

    Michael Vick is back in the NFL, but he's a long way from being able to 'move on' beyond his past.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2009
  16. Michael Vick received no favors whatsoever from National Football...

    Howard Bryant

    Michael Vick sounded contrite and remorseful Monday. Too bad Roger Goodell wasn't at all charitable in return in his partial reinstatement ruling.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2009