Involvement with crucial decisions a plus for Goodell

Although other candidates are still being considered, NFL COO Roger Goodell has the inside track to replace Paul Tagliabue.

Originally Published: July 14, 2006
By Len Pasquarelli |
Owners will meet in Chicago from Aug. 7 to 9, ostensibly to elect the successor to commissioner Paul Tagliabue. Although the pool of candidates remains a relatively large one, the early-line favorite less than a month before the critical caucus remains NFL chief operating officer Roger Goodell.