Archive for the ‘Roger Goodell’ Category

Union Files Grievance in Bounty Case Involving Saints and Their Players

The NFL players union has challenged Commissioner Roger Goodell’s authority to suspend players who participated in the Saints’ pay-for-pain scandal and wants him removed from hearing appeals. The union filed a grievance late Thursday, one day after Goodell suspended four players who participated in bounties from 2009-11. The complaint says Goodell is prohibited from punishing […]

Video: “Rog The Bounty Hunter” with Roger Goodell

Talks Between NFL and Union About Suspending the Pro Bowl

Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com reports NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Thursday morning that the NFL has “been in discussions with the union about the future of the Pro Bowl. No determination has been made yet about this season’s game.” That statement came on the heels of an ESPN report that the league is “moving toward” […]

Goodell Says Saints Player Penalties Will be Coming Soon

Jarrett Bell – USA TODAY Discipline for Saints players stemming from the team’s bounty scandal is still high on Roger Goodell’s to-do list, but the NFL commissioner said Tuesday that there is more fact-gathering to be done before finalizing any decisions. The investigation in advance of the anticipated penalties has dragged on for weeks, while […]

Roger Goodell Says He Won’t Stop Saints From Hiring Bill Parcells

If the Saints want to go out and grab Bill Parcells to coach the team in 2012, it sounds like the NFL is not going to step in their way. League commissioner Roger Goodell said he won’t stop the team from grabbing Parcells to take the spot of suspended Sean Payton. “That’s their decision. They […]

NFLPA Re-Elects DeMaurice Smith as Executive Director

In a move that does not come as a surprise, the NFLPA’s Board of Player Representatives have unanimously re-elected DeMaurice Smith as the Executive Director of the NFL Players Association. The second term for Smith is expected to run through the 2014 season. He replaced the late Gene Upshaw, who passed away in March of […]

Saints Release Official Statement Regarding NFL’s Decision

STATEMENT FROM NEW ORLEANS SAINTS For Immediate Release: March 21, 2012 Today, Commissioner Goodell apprised us of the severe penalties facing our club, as proposed by the NFL. We recognize our fans’ concerns and we regret the uncertainty this episode has created for them. We are humbled by the support our organization has received from […]

NFL Suspends Saints Coach Sean Payton For a Year, Loomis 8 Games

The Saints punishment was handed down by the league today, and it’s one that comes with a heavy price. The NFL has suspended coach Sean Payton for a full year, general manager Mickey Loomis was also hit with an 8-game suspension, and former defensive coordiantor Gregg Williams, now with the Rams, has been suspended indefinitely. […]