Scandals? What Scandals? The NFL Keeps Surging. : Consider This from NPR The NFL has dealt with plenty of scandal this century, but this offseason was pretty rough.

Accusations of racist hiring practices, star players charged with sexual assault, and owners behaving badly have all been embarrassments for the league.

None of that has affected the bottom line. TV ratings are as high as ever and NFL programs dominate the Nielsen top ten.

Our host Juana Summers talks to Kevin Draper, sports reporter for the New York Times, about what, if anything, can slow down the NFL juggernaut.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community. Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

Scandals? What Scandals? The NFL Keeps Surging.

Scandals? What Scandals? The NFL Keeps Surging.

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The NFL has dealt with plenty of scandal this century, but this offseason was pretty rough.

Accusations of racist hiring practices, star players charged with sexual assault, and owners behaving badly have all been embarrassments for the league.

None of that has affected the bottom line. TV ratings are as high as ever and NFL programs dominate the Nielsen top ten.

Our host Juana Summers talks to Kevin Draper, sports reporter for the New York Times, about what, if anything, can slow down the NFL juggernaut.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community. Email us at considerthis@npr.org.