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Quote of the Day: NFL commissioner has ‘work to do’

“It is nearly unheard of to have a commissioner of a national sports league be this divisive. Asking for $50 million dollars at a time when his approval is less than 50 percent among self-identified hard core fans is pretty striking. The data shows the league clearly has a lot of work to do to rebuild its relationship with the country and its most loyal fans.”

– Mark Penn, chairman of The Harris Poll, discussing how a majority of voters disapprove of how NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has handled player protests during the national anthem, in his company’s recent poll.

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According to data from The Harris Poll, 60 percent disapprove of Goodell’s handling of the matter of players “taking a knee” during the national anthem. Fifty-five percent say he has handled the issue in a way that made both sides unhappy.

Suzanne Downing
Suzanne Downing
Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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