Roger Goodell

Roger Stokoe Goodell (born February 19, 1959) is an American businessman who is currently the Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL). On August 8, 2006, Goodell was chosen to succeed retiring commissioner Paul Tagliabue. He was chosen for the position over four finalists; he won a close vote on the fifth ballot before being unanimously approved by acclamation of the owners. He officially began his tenure on September 1, 2006, just prior to the beginning of the 2006 NFL season.
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  • Cameron Jordan to Goodell on penalties: 'how do we correct this?'
    Saints Wire

    Cameron Jordan to Goodell on penalties: 'how do we correct this?'

    Excessive penalties has been one of the leading stories of the 2018 NFL preseason, and New Orleans Saints All-Pro defensive end Cameron Jordan is taking notice. While officials are always prone to emphasizing new rules in the preseason, the rules in question are kind of eyebrow-raising. By rule, this play now warrants a 15-yard penalty for roughing the passer: In a message on Twitter addressed to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Jordan referenced this penalized play from Saturday's Minnesota Vikings-Jacksonville Jaguars game and demanded to know how defensive players can do their jobs without being flagged: how do we correct this? It's not the only one, in our game there was another roughing the

  • As preseason slate opens with some protests, NFL reiterates it wants players to stand during anthem
    chicagotribune.com

    As preseason slate opens with some protests, NFL reiterates it wants players to stand during anthem

    The NFL said Thursday that it will not discipline players for any protests during the national anthem while it attempts to reach a resolution with the NFL Players Association over its anthem policy. But the league reiterated that it expects players who are on the field to stand for the anthem. Players have the option to remain in the locker room during the anthem if they choose, the NFL said. The league's statement came as protests by some players during the national anthem resumed Thursday night when the NFL began its first full slate of preseason games. "The NFL has been engaged in constructive discussions with the NFL Players Association regarding the anthem and issues of equality and social

  • Deflategate 2.0: Steelers' Mason Rudolph accused of using deflated football in preseason game vs. Eagles
    NBC Sports Philadelphia

    Deflategate 2.0: Steelers' Mason Rudolph accused of using deflated football in preseason game vs. Eagles

    Not again. Deflategate 2.0 is here and this time it involves the Eagles and none of the fun of Tom Brady getting owned. By Matt Bowker

  • Book: Tom Brady could have avoided deflate-gate suspension, but refused NFL's stipulations
    Yahoo Sports

    Book: Tom Brady could have avoided deflate-gate suspension, but refused NFL's stipulations

    A new book says Tom Brady refused to throw team employees under the bus to save his own name in the deflate-gate saga.

  • Why the NFL, in Year 3 of ongoing mess, remains stuck in quagmire over anthem protests
    Miami Herald

    Why the NFL, in Year 3 of ongoing mess, remains stuck in quagmire over anthem protests

    Roger Goodell enters his 13th season as NFL commissioner like the captain of a luxury cruise ship being tossed by turbulence. He cannot calm the ocean. He has no compass, and no idea what to do. He is experienced in turmoil, at least. He has been confronted during his term by a spate of player arrests, by Spygate, a threatened player lockout, an actual referee lockout, by Bountygate, a concussions epidemic and Deflategate. He had to defend why he shouldn't be fired after the coverup and botched handling of the infamous Ray Rice video in 2014. His league was forced into a $765 million settlement with former players over brain injuries — the very foundation and future of football shaken by the

  • Tom Brady heads into the season as the MVP favorite
    ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports

    Tom Brady heads into the season as the MVP favorite

    Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is a three-time regular-season Most Valuable Player, and he’s the odds-on favorite to become a four-time MVP. Brady is a +400 favorite to win MVP this season, according to Bet 365. That means if you bet $100 on Brady and he wins the MVP, you’d win $400. In the history of [more]

  • Steelers owner Art Rooney says 'there's common ground to be found' on anthem policy
    Chicago Tribune

    Steelers owner Art Rooney says 'there's common ground to be found' on anthem policy

    With the NFL and NFL Players Association trying to negotiate a resolution to the league's dilemma over its national anthem policy by the start of the season, Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney II said "there's common ground to be found" and that he's hopeful the two sides can reach a compromise on a new policy "that applies to all clubs and all players." Representatives of the league and union met Friday and said the deliberations will continue. "I think it's a positive development and hopefully we can come up with a uniform policy for all clubs and all players," Rooney said in a phone interview Friday. "I think there's common ground to be found here. I am optimistic that the two sides are

  • Joe Theismann: Native Americans 'Seem to Be OK' with Redskins Nickname
    Bleacher Report

    Joe Theismann: Native Americans 'Seem to Be OK' with Redskins Nickname

    As the controversy surrounding the franchise's nickname continues, former Washington star quarterback Joe Theismann believes there is no need for the team to make a change. TMZ Sports recently caught up to the former NFL MVP and asked him whether Washington should follow the lead of the Cleveland Indians, who recently dropped their Chief Wahoo logo due to racism concerns.  "[Native Americans] seem to be OK with the name, 'the Redskins,'" Theismann told TMZ Sports, noting he had spoken "a lot of" Native Americans about the issue. "We try and honor [Native Americans] every day and do the best we can to represent the nations that are out there." Back in 2013, Washington owner Dan Snyder told USA

  • TriValley Family Practice joins Oneida Healthcare
    Rome Sentinel

    TriValley Family Practice joins Oneida Healthcare

    TriValley Family Practice, a privately owned primary care practice with offices in Vernon and Canastota, has joined Oneida Healthcare as an employed practice. TriValley operated independently as a member of Oneida Healthcare's Circle of Care network. With the new arrangement, TriValley's operations will be managed by Oneida Healthcare's practice management team, Oneida Medical Practice. As part of the agreement, Oneida Healthcare will be employing all current and future staff at both locations. “They are a highly successful practice with an excellent reputation, we are excited for the TriValley Physicians and staff to be joining our dedicated team,” said Gene Morreale, president of Oneida Healthcare.

  • Source: NFL to talk protests with players' union
    ESPN.com

    Source: NFL to talk protests with players' union

    ESPN Representatives from the NFL and the NFL Players Association have a meeting scheduled in New York on Friday as part of their ongoing discussions about the issue of player protests, a source told ESPN's Dan Graziano. The meeting is expected to be a smaller group than one that met at the commissioner's office last October to discuss the same issue. That meeting included dozens of players and team and league executives. Last week, the league and the NFLPA issued a joint statement that read "no new rules relating to the anthem will be issued or enforced for the next several weeks" while both sides continue to hold discussions to figure out how to move forward. The league decided to put its new

  • How many stadiums will Roger Goodell be booed in? Will the Browns win a game? NFL questions for 2018
    Chicago Tribune

    How many stadiums will Roger Goodell be booed in? Will the Browns win a game? NFL questions for 2018

    There are 32 NFL franchises, and probably 32 questions we can ask about each of them. Some are quite pertinent: Carson Wentz or Nick Foles behind center in Philadelphia? Will J.J. Watt and Deshaun Watson return healthy to Houston and carry the Texans back to the AFC South lead? Will fans be screaming for their first-round rookie quarterback to get on the field, like, yesterday? Good questions all. But we're concerned here with the irrelevant queries. Such as: Maybe you should ask this question when he is 51 — just kidding, Gisele. At 40, Brady was as Tom Terrific as ever, even without his favorite receiver, Julian Edelman, for the entire season. To think he suddenly will go over the hill with

  • How many stadiums will Roger Goodell be booed in? Will the Browns win a game? NFL questions for 2018
    Chicago Tribune

    How many stadiums will Roger Goodell be booed in? Will the Browns win a game? NFL questions for 2018

    There are 32 NFL franchises, and probably 32 questions we can ask about each of them. Some are quite pertinent: Carson Wentz or Nick Foles behind center in Philadelphia? Will J.J. Watt and Deshaun Watson return healthy to Houston and carry the Texans back to the AFC South lead? Will fans be screaming for their first-round rookie quarterback to get on the field, like, yesterday? Good questions all. But we're concerned here with the irrelevant queries. Such as: Maybe you should ask this question when he is 51 — just kidding, Gisele. At 40, Brady was as Tom Terrific as ever, even without his favorite receiver, Julian Edelman, for the entire season. To think he suddenly will go over the hill with