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5 Facts About Roger Goodell

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Roger Stokoe Goodell is the Commissioner of the National Football League.

The National Football League is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference and the American Football Conference.

Roger Goodell NFL Press Conference by FOX 5 Atlanta

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Goodell was chosen to succeed the retiring Paul Tagliabue on August 8, 2006.

NFL Chief Roger Goodell: Is He Proud Of Colin Kaepernick's ... by TODAY

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He was chosen over four finalists for the position, winning a close vote on the fifth ballot before being unanimously approved by acclamation of the owners.

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He officially began his tenure on September 1, 2006, just prior to the beginning of the 2006 NFL season.

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Commentators have described him as "the most powerful man in sports."

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