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'I wish Janay well': NFL chief Goodell breaks his silence, discusses Rice's TODAY interview

As he unveils the NFL's new personal conduct policy to team owners on Wednesday, commissioner Roger Goodell says his focus is less on himself than on getting it right in the wake of the Ray Rice incident. "I don't know what my legacy will be and I'm not concerned about it — what I'm concerned about is doing the right thing and making the NFL more popular,'' Goodell told Wall Street Journal repo

As he unveils the NFL's new personal conduct policy to team owners on Wednesday, commissioner Roger Goodell says his focus is less on himself than on getting it right in the wake of the Ray Rice incident. 

"I don't know what my legacy will be and I'm not concerned about it — what I'm concerned about is doing the right thing and making the NFL more popular,'' Goodell told Wall Street Journal reporter Monica Langley. A portion of the interview was aired on TODAY Wednesday. 

In his interview with Langley, who followed him for four weeks as he reshaped the league's conduct policy, Goodell also responded to Matt Lauer's recent interview with Ray Rice's wife, Janay

"I don't take those things personally, and I wish Janay well,'' Goodell told Langley. "We understand and we may have different views about what happened, but I certainly don't have any reaction to that."

More from Langley

  • On the strength of the NFL's new conduct policy: "I started with him a few weeks ago, and he literally knew very little about domestic violence and the complexity of the issues,'' she said. " And I have to say now he's about to put in place one of the toughest personal conduct policies for domestic violence in corporate America."

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