The sanction could be up to a $500,000 fine.
If Goodell believes the fine is “not adequate or sufficient” as far as the misconduct is concerned, he can refer the issue to the NFL’s executive committee. The committee has the power to compel “cancellation or forfeiture of the franchise in the League of any member club involved or implicated,” with a directive to sell the team.
The NFL's executive committee is made up of the owners of all 32 NFL teams. It would take a three-quarters vote of the committee to sanction Kraft.
No NFL owner has ever been ousted.