As expected, Roger Goodell’s letter Thursday to the NFL players (and their agents … and to some media outlets including CBSSports.com) didn’t go over quite so well.
Various players have tweeted their displeasure -- including Leigh Bodden’s, “How did Goodell get my email* address?” tweet that was my personal favorite – and others have told various outlets that they see right through Goodell’s attempt to divide and conquer the NFLPA.
*Big news out of the Associated Press today, by the way. The people in charge have decided AP style will no longer be “e-mail.” Instead, it will be “email.” We at CBSSports.com also will be changing our style. So, that’s really the big news of the day.
There is, though, at least one exception.
Owens, bucking the trend, said he thought the letter was “heartfelt”
"I read through it and I understand we're all trying to come to some agreement,” Owens said. “I do know the negotiating table is where this is going to get resolved. I really commend him on that and his efforts of really wanting to get things done.”
Score one for Goodell.
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