SAN ANTONIO (AP) -NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says weathering the economic downturn will be a challenge for the league despite the game's popularity.
He spoke Wednesday to San Antonio business and university leaders during a luncheon to celebrate the upcoming launch of a football team at the University of the Incarnate Word.
Answering a question from the audience, Goodell said professional football is not recession-proof.
He cited stadium financing and struggling sponsors as challenges in an economy where credit has become very tight.
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