According to the Associated Press, NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue is set to step down in July. The announcement comes weeks after completing a deal to extend the league's labor and television deals. Tagliabue became the NFL's commissioner in 1989, serving for 17 years as the NFL commissioner. Tagliabue helped shape the NFL into its modern form, helping to broker the NFL salary cap, which many credit for bringing a competitive balance that many other leagues, such as Major League Baseball, lack. His predecessor was Pete Rozelle.
Mon 03/20/06, 10:02 am EST