Stories tagged: Roger Goodell
UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 4:30 p.m.
Stand or stay out of sight: NFL takes on anthem protesters
NFL owners have approved a new policy aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the “The Star-Spangled Banner” but …
UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018, 9:27 p.m.
Baker Mayfield goes 1st to begin rush to get QBs in NFL draft
Quarterback desperation means NFL teams can’t pass on taking a passer – even a flawed one – in the draft.
Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 1:17 p.m.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wants league to look deeply into catch rule
Roger Goodell wants to see the mystery of the NFL’s catch rule solved, and he’s ensured that the process has begun. The commissioner said at his annual Super Bowl news …
Mon., Dec. 18, 2017, 6:31 p.m.
Couch Slouch: Down-on-his-luck porcupine could do what Roger Goodell does
Couch Slouch: Roger Goodell is the $500-million man. With NFL owners okaying his four-year, $200-million contract extension last week as Protector of the Shield, Goodell will cross the half-billion mark …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 2:50 p.m.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell signs 5-year contract extension
Roger Goodell has signed a five-year contract extension to keep him as commissioner of the NFL through 2024. A memo from the NFL’s compensation committee to team owners and obtained …
Mon., Dec. 4, 2017, 6:35 p.m.
Norman Chad: Gift ideas for people you don’t care about
Oprah Winfrey has been making America great – and making herself great – for many years. Oprah’s fabulous wealth informs her annual “Oprah’s Favorite Things,” her well-intended but unintentionally hilarious …
Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 7:48 p.m.
Cowboys’ Jerry Jones backs off on Roger Goodell, backs Jason Garrett
As soon as Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones confirmed he is backing off a threat of legal action over the future of Commissioner Roger Goodell, the focus turned to the …
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 11:43 p.m.
Feud grows between NFL, Cowboys’ Jerry Jones over Goodell
The Associated Press has obtained a letter sent by the NFL to Jerry Jones’ attorney accusing the Dallas Cowboys owner of “conduct detrimental to the league’s best interests” over his …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 3:57 p.m.
NFL expects Roger Goodell contract extension to be finalized soon
The NFL expects a five-year contract extension with Commissioner Roger Goodell to be finalized soon despite a threatened lawsuit by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart says …
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 6:11 p.m.
AP source: Jerry Jones threatens Roger Goodell deal after Ezekiel Elliott ban
A person with knowledge of the situation says Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has threatened to sue the NFL over a proposed contract extension for Commissioner Roger Goodell. The dispute …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 2:44 p.m.
Roger Goodell: NFL not changing its national anthem policy
The NFL is not changing its national anthem policy to require players to stand during the national anthem.
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
Legal experts split on if NFL can punish for anthem protests
Jerry Jones may want to bench Dallas Cowboys players who don’t stand for the national anthem, but NFL owners could find themselves facing a First Amendment lawsuit if they punish …
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
Trump: ‘About time’ NFL demands players stand during anthem
President Donald Trump says “it is about time” that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell demands “that all players STAND for our great National Anthem-RESPECT OUR COUNTRY.”
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 5:27 p.m.
Roger Goodell says NFL believes players should stand during national anthem
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday that team owners will discuss a plan when they meet next week for dealing with the raging national controversy over players’ protests during the …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 8:27 p.m.
Roger Goodell met with owners and players on anthem on Tuesday
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell held a round-table meeting with roughly 25 owners, league executives and players on Tuesday night to discuss the national anthem demonstrations.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
NFL commissioner, players’ union angrily denounce Trump
The National Football League and its players’ union on Saturday angrily denounced President Donald Trump for suggesting that owners fire players who kneel during the national anthem and that fans …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 4:23 p.m.
NFL: Roger Goodell aware of dissent before suspending Ezekiel Elliott
The NFL says Commissioner Roger Goodell was aware of one of his lead investigator’s view that Ezekiel Elliott shouldn’t be disciplined before the Dallas running back was suspended for six …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 8:56 p.m.
AP source: NFL, Goodell working on 5-year contract extension
Commissioner Roger Goodell is on track to maintain his prominent place at the table for the next round of collective bargaining between NFL owners and players, a process that’s sure …
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 9:12 p.m.
That was awkward: Roger Goodell dodges on Raiders, parries on Pats
At his annual pre-Super Bowl news conference, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said much work still needs to be done if the Raiders are going to move to Las Vegas, while …
Sat., Jan. 28, 2017, 5:32 p.m.
Wanna bet? Once gambling-shy NFL plans move to Las Vegas
Once upon a time, the thought of gambling on a pro football game brought gasps of indignation from the NFL offices. And swift action if it was a player who …
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 8:45 p.m.
NFL notes: Optimism for San Diego, Oakland lacking
NFL notes: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell isn’t saying whether he’s optimistic that San Diego and Oakland can keep their teams, while Indianapolis owner Jim Irsay considers both franchises all but …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 6:48 p.m.
NFL’s silence speaks volumes on new case of underinflated footballs
Just listen to those crickets. A conspicuous hush is emanating from the NFL office on the subject of those soft footballs the New York Giants retrieved from the field against …
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 8:02 p.m.
NFL notes: Odell Beckham Jr. fined for abusing official
NFL notes: Odell Beckham Jr. was fined $12,154 for verbal abuse/excessive profanity toward an official following the Giants’ 24-14 loss at Pittsburgh last weekend.
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 11:05 p.m.
Seahawks’ Richard Sherman speaks his mind at press conference
Last week, Richard Sherman dressed up as Harry Potter for his regular weekly press conference.
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016, 6:50 p.m.
NFL facing an unexpected plummet in TV ratings
The NFL has a problem it has not had in quite some time, if ever. Television ratings have plummeted. The league that has experienced nothing but success and growth for …
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 7:55 p.m.
Digest: After let call, Andy Murray loses to Kei Nishikori at Open
Andy Murray dropped seven consecutive games after a let call caused by a loud noise in the arena’s speaker system during a fourth-set point and lost to Kei Nishikori 1-6, …
Thu., July 28, 2016, 5:35 p.m.
NFL: Raiders vs Texans in Mexico City sells out in minutes
The NFL says the Nov. 21 Monday night game in Mexico City between the Oakland Raiders and the Houston Texans has sold out within minutes.
Tue., June 7, 2016, 7:52 p.m.
NFL’s Twitter account hacked
The NFL has “engaged law enforcement” to see how its Twitter account was hacked with a post purporting that commissioner Roger Goodell had died.
Wed., March 9, 2016, 1:29 p.m.
Science fair 7th grader shows footballs deflate sans Brady
Seventh-grader Ben Goodell has earned honors at a Massachusetts school science fair for his demonstration of how footballs can deflate on their own.
Thu., March 3, 2016, 7:50 a.m.
Tom Brady’s ‘Deflategate’ case now in appeals court
NFL union lawyers who want New England quarterback Tom Brady to put “Deflategate” behind him for good are ready to make their pitch to three New York federal appeals judges.