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NFL | Commissioner search narrows

Dave Goldberg, of the Associated Press, reports five weeks before current NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue's retirement date, there remain more than a dozen candidates for his job. The primary candidates are reported to be Roger Goodell, the league's chief operating officer; Jeff Pash, its in-house counsel; and Rich McKay, the Atlanta Falcons' general manager. Things will become clearer in 10 days and a new commissioner should be elected by Aug. 9, allowing Tagliabue to retire on Aug. 18, his target date. The NFL owners are meeting July 24 in Detroit to try to get down to a final four. Then they gather in Chicago two weeks later for a three-day selection meeting. "I'm very optimistic we'll come out of there with a commissioner," said Pittsburgh's Dan Rooney, the co-chairman of the eight-member selection committee.

2006-07-13 16:54:56 | Source:

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