Engaging in violent and/or criminal activity is unacceptable and constitutes conduct detrimental to the integrity of and public confidence in the National Football League. Such conduct alienates the fans on whom the success of the League depends and has negative and sometimes tragic consequences for both the victim and the perpetrator. The League is committed to promoting and encouraging lawful conduct and to providing a safe and professional workplace for its employees.This policy applies to:
The following persons ("Covered Persons") shall be considered subject to this Policy: (i) all players under contract; (ii) all full-time employees of the National Football League, its Member Clubs and related entities; (iii) . . .
So if an owner is drawing a check from the team he is an employee subject to the conduct policy and should be fined for not agreeing to a deal with the regular refs. These owners just committed a crime by steeling a win from the Packers. Goodell needs to step up and do his job. The integrity of the league has been compromised, the fans have been alienated and the success of the League is being questioned by all. The safety of the players (all league employees) is being compromised. The League no longer is providing a professional environment for the employees to play the game.
The league has already fined owners for other improper behavior like the one finger salute to the crowd under this policy so don't say they can't. Mr Goodell please protect the shield.