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  • Goodell says "Redskins" honor Native Americans

    January 31, 2014 11:27 AM

    NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is supporting the use of Redskins as the nickname for the Washington franchise, saying it has been "presented in a way that honors Native Americans." Goodell spoke Friday at his annual pre-Super Bowl news conference. He says he's been talking to Native American... more »
  • Goodell: New Orleans deserves another Super Bowl

    March 18, 2013 4:54 PM

    PHOENIX - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says New Orleans "deserves" to host another Super Bowl despite the in-game blackout that stopped play for 32 minutes. Goodell says he mentioned to the owners how good a job the city did staging its first Super Bowl since 2001, and, of course, its... more »
  • Goodell: combine sex question "unacceptable''

    March 18, 2013 4:24 PM

    PHOENIX - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell calls it "unacceptable" to ask a college player at the scouting combine any questions about his sexual orientation. Several players indicated they were asked such questions, and the New York attorney general has urged the NFL to investigate. Goodell says the league will make... more »
  • Goodell says he welcomes Obama's remarks on safety

    February 1, 2013 11:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league will look at eliminating certain low blocks and improve the quality of playing fields as part of a program to improve player safety. In his annual message on the state of the league two days before Sunday's Super Bowl, Goodell said... more »
  • NFL lifts suspension of Saints coach Payton

    January 22, 2013 9:50 AM

    NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has reinstated New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton following a season-long suspension for his role in the team's bounty scandal. The announcement comes Tuesday, a day after Payton met with Goodell. At the meeting, Payton took responsibility for the actions of his coaching... more »
  • Vilma urges rejection of Goodell motion to dismiss

    December 14, 2012 10:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Saints linebacker Jon Vilma has filed a motion urging a federal judge to reject the NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's motion to dismiss the Saints linebacker's defamation lawsuit. Vilma's motion filed Friday says Goodell acted with reckless disregard for the truth when basing initial allegations about Vilma upon... more »
  • Commissioner Goodell re-issues bounty discipline

    October 9, 2012 4:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has handed down new discipline to four players in connection with the NFL's bounty investigation of the Saints. There are no changes to the full-season suspension for New Orleans' linebacker Jon Vilma or the four-game suspension for Saints defensive end Will Smith. The... more »
  • Senator sees Goodell, calls off bounty hearing

    June 20, 2012 6:22 PM

    WASHINGTON - A high-ranking senator is calling off a proposed hearing on bounties in professional sports because he is satisfied with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's response to the issue, including setting up an anonymous hotline. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Senate Democrat, met with Goodell on Wednesday.... more »
  • NFL, NFLPA meeting on Saints bounty issue

    April 2, 2012 11:05 AM

    NEW YORK- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league is meeting with players' union officials about punishments in the New Orleans Saints bounty case. Goodell says that after Monday's meeting he hopes "we'll have some information and hopefully a recommendation from the NFLPA." The union has asked the NFL to... more »
  • Payton might be allowed to coach if suspension appealed

    March 27, 2012 8:49 AM

    PALM BEACH, Fla. - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell might allow Sean Payton to coach the Saints if he appeals his season-long suspension for his role in the team's bounty program. Goodell said Tuesday at the league meeting that should Payton appeal, he "probably" would let him continue coaching after... more »

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