Commissioner Goodell to grads: “Your voice is important”

Commissioner Roger Goodell (left) yesterday addressed the graduating Class of 2010 at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and accepted an honorary doctorate on behalf of his father – the late New York Senator Charles Goodell.

Relating what he learned from his father, Goodell told the graduates, “It was my father’s principles, integrity, and character that left an important legacy. Remember, it’s not what you do, but how you do it. Have the courage to do what you believe in.’’ 

“Your voice is important,” added Goodell, who was introduced to the more than 2,300 graduates by New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. “Get all the information and then listen, especially to those you disagree with.”

“Create your own pressure,” Goodell concluded. “Listen to yourself. Push yourself.”

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