This is only a preemptive strike against the many lawsuits that the NFL will be facing for lying to players about concussions and other safety issues for years. We play the scapegoat for a desperate play to try to show how tough the NFL is on safety. This played out perfectly for the slimeball Goodell as he could never get away with doing this to a New York or Dallas or Chicago.
I wouldn't be so angry if I weren't a paying customer to this league(season tickets). I would spit in Goodell's face if I saw him today. This takes the NFL down several notches for me as a product.