Archive for the ‘Roger Goodell’ Category

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Upholds Player Bounty Suspensions

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has upheld the suspensions of Jonathan Vilma, Scott Fujita, Will Smith and Anthony Hargrove. In his letter to the players, Commissioner Goodell noted that: “Throughout this entire process, including your appeals, and despite repeated invitations and encouragement to do so, none of you has offered any evidence that would warrant reconsideration […]

Players Regret Giving NFL Commish Roger Goodell So Much Power

Responding to the news from Saints’ appeals hearing Monday, Chiefs right tackle Eric Winston expressed deep regret the NFLPA didn’t do more to curb commissioner Roger Goodell’s disciplinary and appeals powers, Jim Corbett of USA Today reports. “Obviously we don’t want Roger Goodell having absolute power,” Winston said. “In a lot of this process, it […]

Roger Goodell Hears Saints Appeals in Bounty Case

By AP NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was hearing the appeals Monday of four players suspended for their role in the Saints bounty program. On hand at NFL headquarters were all four players: Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma, who was suspended for the 2012 season, and defensive end Will Smith, docked for four games; Green Bay defensive […]

Talks Between NFL and Officials Break Down

League sources say talks between the NFL and its officials for a new contract have broken off, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The news was conveyed to the 32 teams in an email that the league sent on Sunday, the sources said, in the email, the NFL advised the teams that, at this time, it […]

NFL Wins Arbitration Ruling in Saints Bounty Case

By AP An arbitrator ruled Monday that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has the authority to discipline Saints players for their role in a bounty system. The NFL Players Association challenged Goodell’s power to impose penalties for what the league says was a three-year bounty program that targeted specific players. Stephen Burbank, a University of Pennsylvania […]

Roger Goodell Says Public Will See Proof of Saints Bounties

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell indicated Tuesday at the Spring League Meeting that the NFL plans to release proof to the public which proves bounties were paid by the New Orleans Saints players according to Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com.. “Yes, I do,” Goodell said when he was asked if he expected the public to see the […]

Saints LB Jonathan Vilma Files Defamation Lawsuit vs. Roger Goodell

In what should be to the surprise of no one, Saints LB Jonathan Vilma, suspended for the entire 2012 season by the NFL, has filed a defamation lawsuit against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in New Orleans claims Goodell has made false statements about Vilma while discussing the […]

Ochocinco Writes Letter to Support Goodell

By AP Chad Ochocinco wants Roger Goodell to know that he has the NFL commissioner’s back. The outspoken Patriots wide receiver posted a letter of support for Goodell on Friday as the issue of football safety has increased in the wake of Junior Seau’s suicide. Ochocinco begins with, “Dear Dad,” in the note on his […]