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Why Roger Goodell Should Reinstate Eddie DeBartolo As Owner of the 49ers

Published by on May 5, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

With Roger Goodell flirting with the idea of reinstating convicted felon Michael Vick into the NFL—quite possibly giving Sarah McLachlan and everyone at PETA a nervous breakdown—he should make an even bolder move and reinstate Eddie DeBartolo as the owner of the San Francisco 49ers.

DeBartolo was involved in a corruption case with Louisiana governor Edwin Edwards concerning some riverboat gambling licenses. He pled guilty and cooperated with authorities.

He was only charged with failure to report a felony, and he paid fines in excess of one million dollars.

He lost control of the San Francisco 49ers in 2000 and turned the team over to his sister Denise DeBartolo-York.

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