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  • NFL increases penalties for domestic violence

    August 28, 2014 2:39 PM

    NEW YORK - NFL players will be subject to a six-week suspension for a first domestic violence offense and banishment from the league for a second under a new policy outlined by Commissioner Roger Goodell. In a letter and memo sent to all 32 teams owners Thursday, and obtained by... more »
  • Graham says he's done dunking after "steep" fine

    August 24, 2014 1:49 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS - Saints tight end Jimmy Graham got the message from the NFL. He's not dunking footballs over goal posts any more. On Saturday night, the Pro Bowl tight end finally responded to a $30,000 fine imposed by league officials. He called it "steep" and said "you can't really have... more »
  • Goodell: Expanded playoffs in 2014 possible

    March 26, 2014 10:37 AM

    ORLANDO, Fla. - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says it's possible the playoffs could expand next season. Goodell said Wednesday at the spring meetings that "it's not out of the question." He says he "wouldn't rule it out, but I wouldn't say that's the direction we're heading." The owners discussed adding... more »
  • 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 to brave elements at Super Bowl XLVIII

    January 20, 2014 3:16 PM

    NEW YORK - He'll be wearing a coat and no doubt gloves. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will be like most other folks at the Super Bowl on Feb. 2 in East Rutherford, N.J. - he'll be outside. The league says the commissioner will be sitting in the elements as he... more »
  • Redskins name top topic at Goodell press conference

    October 8, 2013 7:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - Avoiding direct answers to questions about whether "Redskins" is a racial slur or if the team should change its name, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league needs to "make sure we're doing what's right." During a news conference Tuesday at the end of the league's fall meetings,... more »
  • Goodell: Settlement 'significant amount of money'

    September 4, 2013 10:15 AM

    NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is disputing assertions that the league's $765 million settlement with former players is a paltry sum compared to the sport's revenues. In his first public comments since the settlement to the lawsuits was announced last week, Goodell said Wednesday that "this is a... more »
  • Judge orders Goodell deposition in Super Bowl seating fiasco

    July 10, 2013 9:58 PM

    ARLINGTON, Tx - A Texas judge has reversed an earlier ruling and says NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell can be questioned by attorneys for ticket-holders who sued after they were displaced when seats weren't properly installed for the 2011 Super Bowl at Cowboys Stadium. The ruling issued Wednesday by U.S. Magistrate... more »
  • Goodell: No post-season additions now

    March 19, 2013 9:30 AM

    PHOENIX - The NFL will not be adding teams to the playoffs this season, but still is discussing an expanded postseason. Commissioner Roger Goodell says that the league's competition committee has looked into adding teams to the playoffs, and the topic will be discussed at this week's owners meetings. However,... more »
  • Players union head says Goodell not trusted

    February 20, 2013 9:04 AM

    NEW YORK - The head of the NFL players association isn't a big fan of the commissioner. Union leader Domonique Foxworth says NFL players don't trust Roger Goodell because of the Saints bounty case, in particular. The president of the NFL Players Association adds he wouldn't be able to persuade... more »
  • In New Orleans, an unwelcome mat for Goodell

    January 26, 2013 10:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Saints fans are celebrating the return of coach Sean Payton from his suspension following last year's "bountygate" scandal. But NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who will present the NFL championship trophy when the Super Bowl is played in New Orleans on Feb. 3, is getting a... 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 »
  • Godell apologizes to fans for replacement games

    September 27, 2012 12:50 PM

    NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is apologizing to fans for having to use replacement officials during a lockout of regular refs. The impasse led to three weeks of questionable calls - and one that cost the Green Bay Packers a win. Goodell made his comments Thursday during a... more »
  • Smith, Hargrove visit NFL for talks on bounties

    September 18, 2012 4:02 PM

    NEW YORK - Will Smith and Anthony Hargrove have left their meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell regarding the Saints bounty scandal. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello says the players left the NFL offices around 4 p.m. (EDT), about three hours after they arrived. Smith and Hargrove did not make themselves... more »
  • Ex-Saint Hargrove says it's not his voice in clip

    June 19, 2012 3:21 PM

    NEW YORK - Former Saints defensive end Anthony Hargrove says it's not his voice saying "Give me the money" in a video used by the NFL as evidence in its investigation of the New Orleans bounty program. Hargrove spoke Tuesday outside NFL headquarters. Hargrove, Will Smith, Scott Fujita and Jonathan... more »
  • Arbitrator: Goodell can discipline former Saints DE Hargrove

    June 12, 2012 9:13 AM

    NEW YORK - An arbitrator ruled that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has the authority to discipline former Saints defensive end Anthony Hargrove for the New Orleans bounties program. University of Pennsylvania professor Stephen Burbank reserved judgment last week on Hargrove's case until the NFL provided more information why the... more »
  • Saints coach Payton arrives at NFL office

    April 5, 2012 1:04 PM

    NEW YORK - Saints coach Sean Payton has arrived at NFL headquarters, where his suspension appeal in the New Orleans bounty case is being heard by Commissioner Roger Goodell. Payton arrived Thursday, several hours after Saints general manager Mickey Loomis and assistant coach Joe Vitt went into the league offices... 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 »
  • 'Field of Dreams' gets pigskin sequel in Web video

    July 6, 2011 1:22 PM

    NEW YORK - Voices are still being heard in Iowa cornfields, only this time, they want Taylor Lautner to build a football field. The website Funny Or Die debuted a three-minute "Field of Dreams" sequel Wednesday. The "Twilight" star plays the equivalent of Kevin Costner. Lautner builds... more »
  • First Lady to visit La. for anti-obesity campaign

    September 1, 2010 12:52 PM

    First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to join NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy in Louisiana next week to promote her "Let's Move!" campaign against childhood obesity. Obama's Sept. 8 visit to Brock Elementary School in Slidell will be held on the eve of... more »
  • NFL moving forward with 18-game season

    August 25, 2010 8:10 PM

    NFL owners are eager to increase the regular season from 16 to 18 games. The players aren't so sure. During a five-hour meeting at a hotel in downtown Atlanta, the push to add two more games to the regular season picked up steam Wednesday -- at least among those... more »
  • Goodell wants to 'wait and hear' on Favre

    August 4, 2010 11:26 AM

    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says he's taking a "wait and hear" approach to the latest twist in the Brett Favre saga. Asked Wednesday during a visit to Baltimore Ravens training camp about the 40-year-old Minnesota Vikings quarterback's possible re-retirement, Goodell said, "We all love to see him play, but... more »
  • NFL to fund scholarship honoring late Pat Tillman

    June 9, 2010 1:31 PM

    The NFL is supporting a scholarship in honor of the late Pat Tillman. The league announced Tuesday it will fund one of the scholarships in the Pat Tillman Foundation's military scholars program. There are currently 52 Tillman Military Scholars. The scholarships are available to veteran and active... more »
  • Members of Congress tell NFL to leave 'Who Dat' alone

    January 29, 2010 1:19 PM

    Rep. Charlie Melancon and U.S. Sen. David Vitter joined fans of the New Orleans Saints in expressing outrage over a claim by the NFL that it owns the phrase "Who Dat." The NFL has been sending cease and desist letters to local stores selling Saints t-shirts and other memorabilia with... more »

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