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September 19th, 2014
05:58 PM ET

Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton: Fans should boycott NFL games

(CNN) – NFL Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton gave an impassioned reaction to commissioner Roger Goodell's statements Friday, saying the league is trying to cover up a wider problem, and protect star players. Fans, he said, need to do something.

"(Fans) should start writing letters, writing e-mails, and stop going to games," Tarkenton said in an interview with CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."
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September 19th, 2014
05:49 PM ET

When can we trust the NFL again?

(CNN) – NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Friday announced a sweeping domestic abuse and sexual assault policy for the league's 32 teams, mandating all players and staff undergo education and training about how to prevent abuse.

But did he do enough to quell the criticism being leveled at the NFL, and the lack of trust in the league?

CNN "Unguarded" host Rachel Nichols and Sports Illustrated's Robert Klemko discuss.

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