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March 19, 2013

Goodell: No expanded NFL playoffs for 2013 season

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Goodell also:

—Said there will be no change to the $36 million salary cap reduction the Washington Redskins were hit with in 2012; $18 million last year and $18 this year. Redskins general manager Bruce Allen recently called the penalty “a travesty of fairness.”

—Admitted there was improved effort in the players’ performance at the Pro Bowl and there will be further discussions here on its future.

—Reiterated the league’s desire to place a franchise in Los Angeles. He even thought Philip Anschutz’s decision not to sell AEG, which has interest in building a stadium downtown, is “very positive.”

“We want to get back to Los Angeles, but we are going to look at every alternative we have to do that successfully,” he said.

—Said the league is expanding a relationship with Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

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