1. Top Takeaways from Roger Goodell's Exclusive Interview with Peter King

    In September, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters he had never considered resigning despite the cascade of criticism that washed over him in the aftermath of the Ray Rice debacle...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 1 month ago 7,534 reads 30 comments

  2. Roger Goodell Declines NBC Interview Before 2015 Super Bowl

    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell did not make himself available for an interview on NBC just hours before the start of Super Bowl XLIX...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 3 months ago 11,943 reads 48 comments

  3. Roger Goodell Says Nothing and Everything at Convoluted State of the NFL Presser

    After 48 minutes of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell talking about the state of the league, its biggest obstacle to success became clear. It's Goodell ...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 3 months ago 146,121 reads 271 comments

  4. Roger Goodell State of the NFL: Top Takeaways, Reaction from Press Conference

    Roger Goodell delivered his annual state of the NFL address Friday, two days before the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots play Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Arizona...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 3 months ago 24,908 reads 76 comments

  5. Is the NFL Going to Let Brady and Belichick Play It for a Fool?

    There has never been a series of press conferences more full of nonsense than what we saw in New England Thursday. Bill Belichick : I don't know what you're talking about. I would never...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 3 months ago 472,400 reads 2507 comments

  6. Roger Goodell Exclusive: Looking Back on a Year of Regrets and Accomplishments

    Did Roger Goodell , when he took the job in 2006, envision all of…this? The controversies? The ugliness? The misreads? The good reads? The bad decisions? The smart ones? Did he envision it all? Goodell laughed...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 4 months ago 96,521 reads 152 comments

  7. Roger Goodell's 'A Christmas Carol'

    A Christmas Carol, in Prose, Being a Ghost Story About Football Chapter 1 Deputy NFL Affairs Clerk Bob Cratchit scurried from his drafty basement office into a service ...

    Mike Tanier Written by Mike Tanier about 4 months ago 47,209 reads 76 comments

  8. OTL Report Unveils Inconsistencies in Roger Goodell's Testimony on Ray Rice Case

    An Outside the Lines report revealed inconsistencies in Roger Goodell 's testimony at Ray Rice 's appeal hearing, but the league has responded to those claims, saying the report "distorts" what happened at the hearing...

    Matt Fitzgerald Written by Matt Fitzgerald about 5 months ago 6,349 reads 13 comments

  9. Ngata PED Ban Shows Why All NFL Discipline Should Work Like New Drug Policy

    In an instant, the surprising news raced around the sports world. It was quickly emblazoned across banners of every major sports website and embedded in millions of smartphone push notifications...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 5 months ago 10,512 reads 21 comments

  10. Biggest Questions Facing NFL Owners and Leadership in Wake of Ray Rice Appeal

    With arbitrator Barbara S. Jones' Friday decision to overturn Ray Rice 's indefinite suspension from the NFL for knocking out his then-fiancee, Janay, in an elevator, the former ...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 5 months ago 71,456 reads 115 comments

  11. Credibility Gone, Roger Goodell Faces Demise by His Own PR Devices

    It seemed impossible two months ago that Roger Goodell 's credibility could erode any further. At the height of the NFL 's September of Shame, Goodell had the approval rating ...

    Mike Tanier Written by Mike Tanier about 5 months ago 135,606 reads 182 comments

  12. Rice, Peterson Cases Spotlight Tug-of-War Between NFL and Players Union

    Ray Rice was not a victim of NFL double jeopardy. Ray Rice committed a heinous, criminal act and has paid the price for it. Literally. Rice lost his job. He lost any chance at a paycheck for the foreseeable future...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 5 months ago 19,788 reads 33 comments

  13. Relief, or Justice? Concussion Hearing Weighs NFL Players' Conflicting Interests

    First, there are thousands of desperate, suffering people—former NFL players, and their families—whose lives have crumbled under the weight of debilitating brain injury...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 5 months ago 623 reads 1 comments

  14. Will Players' Union Accusations During Ray Rice Hearing Lead to Firing Goodell?

    Ray Rice 's appeal for his indefinite suspension is currently underway, and the outcome could have a huge effect on the NFL ...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 6 months ago 13,276 reads 34 comments

  15. NFL Serious About London, Laying Groundwork for Pipe Dream

    It's too big. It's too expensive. There's no need for it. It'll lose a ton of money. It's an ego trip. It's a power trip. It's a fool's errand. It's a pipe dream. It'll never fly...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 6 months ago 6,805 reads 35 comments

  16. Ray Rice Hearing Is as Much About Roger Goodell's Future as the Embattled RB

    As Ray Rice began his formal appeal process in front of former federal judge Barbara S. Jones on Wednesday, the proceedings—and ultimately the resolution in this critical ...

    Dan Levy Written by Dan Levy about 6 months ago 14,009 reads 53 comments

  17. Report: Luke Wilson May Play Roger Goodell in Football Concussions Movie

    Who would you cast to play Roger Goodell in a movie? Kevin Costner? Kevin Spacey? A tall Pez dispenser filled with preloaded excuses? It's difficult to say who could best ...

    Dan Carson Written by Dan Carson about 6 months ago 26,365 reads 36 comments

  18. NFL Reaches out to Texas' Charlie Strong for Advice on Personal Conduct Policy

    After a stretch of bad publicity stemming from various off-field incidents, the NFL is turning to Texas Longhorns head football coach Charlie Strong for help...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 7 months ago 66,405 reads 118 comments

  19. Goodell Is the Commissioner NFL Owners Want, and He Isn't Going Away

    Fay Vincent resigned as Major League Baseball commissioner on September 7, 1992. He was the last major sports commissioner to resign beneath a cloud of controversy, making him our ...

    Mike Tanier Written by Mike Tanier about 7 months ago 14,264 reads 54 comments

  20. Steve Bisciotti, Roger Goodell Must Answer for Cover-Up of Rice Evidence

    When you're a billionaire owner of a billion-dollar business, nobody tells you "no." Especially not your employees. Per a bombshell of an investigation by ESPN reporters Don Van Natta Jr...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 7 months ago 55,441 reads 208 comments

  21. Insider Buzz: League Execs 'Not Impressed' by Roger Goodell Press Conference

    Roger Goodell held a press conference on Friday to outline several new NFL initiatives to curb the rash of personal conduct violations in the wake of extreme media and public outcry in recent weeks...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 7 months ago 11,527 reads 15 comments

  22. Roger Goodell Is Contrite but Offers No Real Answers in Press Conference

    NEW YORK — This is how you basically break down the press conference Roger Goodell held Friday: I disappointed myself and the NFL . I won't tell you why exactly. We're going to make changes...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 7 months ago 120,903 reads 396 comments

  23. Roger Goodell Announces NFL's Plans to Aid Domestic Abuse Prevention

    Updates from Friday, Oct. 3 In a memo released Friday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell detailed the plans that are in place to help end domestic violence, including ...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 7 months ago 12,724 reads 29 comments

  24. NFL Players Are Human Beings, Not Gods; Let's Treat Them That Way

    It seemed like the avalanche of horrible NFL news would never stop. Brutal, depressing words and images flowed from every television, computer and device for hours into days into weeks on end...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 7 months ago 967 reads 2 comments

  25. Jameis Winston a Symptom, and a Product, of Football Culture in Need of Change

    What image do you see when Jameis Winston mimics a disturbing viral video by jumping on a table and yelling "F--k her right in the p---y!"? (If you're not following, the "F" is for a swear word and the "p" for a derogatory term for female anatomy...

    Greg Couch Written by Greg Couch about 7 months ago 215,555 reads 594 comments