Under siege: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, speaking at a news conference before Super Bowl 49 on Friday, used the word ‘integrity’ often in his remarks — perhaps to try and offset the season that was marred monumentally by scandal and controversy.
Under siege: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, speaking at a news conference before Super Bowl 49 on Friday, used the word ‘integrity’ often in his remarks — perhaps to try and offset the season that was marred monumentally by scandal and controversy. TIMOTHY A. CLARY AFP/Getty Images
Under siege: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, speaking at a news conference before Super Bowl 49 on Friday, used the word ‘integrity’ often in his remarks — perhaps to try and offset the season that was marred monumentally by scandal and controversy. TIMOTHY A. CLARY AFP/Getty Images

Greg Cote: As America readies for Super Bowl XLIX, scandals appear to bounce off NFL shield — as always

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Greg Cote

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Greg Cote has been a Miami Herald sports columnist since 1995 and also writes the Random Evidence blog and NFL predictions along with his notorious sidekick the Upset Bird. He has covered Hurricanes football (1984-88), the Dolphins (1990-91) and major events including Super Bowls, NBA Finals, World Series, Stanley Cup, Olympics and World Cup.
Read Greg Cote's Random Evidence blog at http://blogs.herald.com/random_evidence/