The NFL is not messing around when it comes to the Tom Brady ruling, specifically with regards to protecting commissioner Roger Goodell. As you would assume, many people around the country are not happy with the upholding of Brady's suspension, mainly in New England. The NFL is well aware of this.

They've even gone as far as to alert the authorities, asking local police in Scarborough, Maine, to keep an eye on the home of Goodell.

"They did reach out and let us know about the decision and that it might not be popular," Scarborough Police Chief Robbie Moulton said to the Portland Press Herald. "We're aware of the situation and will be patrolling the area certainly"

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This apparently isn't the first time the police have been asked to watch over Goodell's home, either. With the passion that NFL fans have, it's easy to understand the concern over threats being expressed towards the commissioner.

"In the past, when there have been unpopular decisions, there have been emails and things," Moulton said. "I wouldn't say it rose to the level of threats, but certainly expressing unhappiness."

(h/t Portland Press Herald)