You alluded to it, but the main problem is the NFLPA and why they allowed it to get to this point. Imo they're just as culpable as Goodell. By over - protecting one of their members they've opened up Pandora's Box and given the League (and Goodell) more power and leverage to become judge, jury and executioner. I don't buy for second that Goodell will be ousted or resign either. He's been left unchecked for too long and I doubt he makes that sacrifice.