1. Meet Tom Brady's Lawyer: NFL Archenemy Jeffrey Kessler

    Mention the name Jeffrey Kessler—a key figure in the Deflategate scandal after being hired as Tom Brady 's lawyer and one of the most important men in recent league history—to ...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 1 month ago 113,006 reads 284 comments

  2. In Court of Public Opinion, Roger Goodell's Reputation Might Be Beyond Repair

    It's somewhat ironic that both Twitter and Roger Goodell 's tenure as NFL commissioner were born at the same time. When both launched in the summer of 2006, Twitter wasn't ballyhooed, and Goodell wasn't a controversial figure...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 1 month ago 54,566 reads 341 comments

  3. Roger Goodell to Hear Tom Brady's Deflategate Appeal: Latest Details, Reaction

    For months, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has been putting an infrastructure in place to lessen the role he plays in player discipline...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 1 month ago 75,976 reads 599 comments

  4. Insider Buzz: Goodell Gaining Owners' Support from Strong Deflategate Punishment

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has gained support from owners after his Deflategate ruling. Why has he received support from other owners? Watch as Bleacher Report ...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 1 month ago 8,247 reads 62 comments

  5. 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 3 months ago 7,543 reads 30 comments

  6. 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 5 months ago 11,951 reads 48 comments

  7. 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 5 months ago 146,145 reads 271 comments

  8. 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 5 months ago 24,918 reads 76 comments

  9. 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 5 months ago 473,675 reads 2507 comments

  10. 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 6 months ago 96,538 reads 152 comments

  11. 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 6 months ago 47,610 reads 76 comments

  12. 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 7 months ago 6,357 reads 13 comments

  13. 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 7 months ago 10,515 reads 21 comments

  14. 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 7 months ago 71,475 reads 115 comments

  15. 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 7 months ago 135,682 reads 182 comments

  16. 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 8 months ago 19,791 reads 33 comments

  17. 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 8 months ago 626 reads 1 comments

  18. 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 8 months ago 13,279 reads 34 comments

  19. 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 8 months ago 6,813 reads 35 comments

  20. 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 8 months ago 14,027 reads 53 comments

  21. 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 9 months ago 26,376 reads 36 comments

  22. 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 9 months ago 66,407 reads 118 comments

  23. 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 10 months ago 14,281 reads 54 comments

  24. 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 10 months ago 55,543 reads 208 comments

  25. 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 10 months ago 11,527 reads 15 comments