Found October 28, 2013 on No Guts, No Glory:
It’s no secret that the NFL has been handing out fines left and right this season. Carolina Panthers safety Mike Mitchell has been hit with five fines this season and let’s just says he’s not happy about it. Mitchell’s most recent fine was a $7,875 fine for taunting during the fourth quarter of the Panthers’ week 7 win over the Rams. That fine brought his total fine dollars close to a staggering $45,000. When asked why he’s had to shell out so much money in fines this season, Mitchell blames Roger Goodell. But blaming Goodell wasn’t enough for Mitchell. He takes it a step further and states that all this fine money that the NFL is hitting up players for is going directly into Roger Goodell’s pocket. “Roger being Roger, I guess,” Mitchell said. “To be honest, I think there is a little bit of a targeting system they have out. I think I’m one of the guys they’d been looking for, but I’m OK with that.” Mitchell said it was his fifth fine of the year, including the preseason, totaling

Panthers safety accuses Roger Goodell of pocketing NFL fines

Carolina Panthers safety Mike Mitchell believes the fines the NFL doles out go right into commissioner Roger Goodell’s pockets (Credit: Hearld Online) Since Roger Goodell has taken over as commissioner of the NFL in 2006, the league has began to focus more on player safety. Hoping to improve players’ safety, in 2010, the league added penalties for targeting a players head and...

Panthers’ Mike Mitchell Says Roger Goodell Pockets Fines

Carolina Panthers’ safety Mike Mitchell was fined Monday for taunting after a play that he would later learn ended Rams’ quarterback Sam Bradford’s season. But after giving some very candid opinions about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell he may be on his was to a 6th. Mitchell says he thinks Goodell has a system where he targets certain certain players. “Roger being Roger,...

Mike Mitchell vs. Roger Goodell: Panthers Safety Says He's Being 'Targeted' By NFL Commissioner

Panthers free safety Mike Mitchell says he's being "targeted" by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after receiving his fifth fine of the season from the league office. Mitchell was fined $7,875 last week for taunting after he shoved Rams quarterback Sam Bradford out of bounds during a game on Oct. 20. Bradford suffered a season-ending knee injury on the play. Mitchell...

Column: Goodell teaches moms to tackle 'safely'

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Roger Goodell wants NFL teams in both London and Los Angeles

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Dan Snyder once again tells Roger Goodell he’s not changing the Redskins name

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NFL London Games Experiment: Simply Dreadful

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Report: Daniel Snyder to meet with Roger Goodell about team name

>Daniel Snyder has repeatedly stated that he will not change the name of the Washington Redskins. Roger Goodell has stated that if people are offended by the name, it is something that probably should be discussed. According to a report from the Washington Posts' Mark Maske, a source has said that Synder will meet with NFL commissioner to have such a discussion.Read more →

NFL, Oneida Nation to meet re: Redskins on Wednesday

The long-awaited meeting between the NFL and Oneida Indian Nation will occur on Wednesday. So who will be there, and what will transpire? According to the NFL, at least two executive Vice Presidents will attend, along with other senior league executives. It’s not yet known whether Commissioner Roger Goodell will be present. The league’s goal, per the NFL, will be to listen...

NFL Branching Out Over the Water: England is Calling

The World of NFL is a different one to that of 10 years ago, it will be a totally different one in another 10 years.Commissioner Roger Goodell recently announced that proposals for playoff changes were back on the agenda with the competition commision.So what? It can only be a good move if the NFL are actively seeking to provide extra competition in the postseason.A step forward...

Business Blitz: Oneida meeting with NFL over Redskins name is off the mark

Bottom Line: The Oneida Nation is meeting with the wrong people about the Washington football team. Name changers have few levers to push to force a change of the Washington Redskins team name. That reality is bound to hit them when representatives of the Oneida Indian Nation meet senior NFL executives today. That meeting took on added significance when news broke that team...

Report: Daniel Snyder to meet with Roger Goodell about Redskins name

Team owner Daniel Snyder will reportedly meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell this week regarding Washington's nickname, the Redskins.

Redskins’ Owner Daniel Snyder to Meet With Roger Goodell About Team Name Controversy

The controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins team name has taken on a life of its own. In fact, it has been talked about almost as much as Robert Griffin III’s knee. Almost. Despite the mounting fuel around the name, team […]

Niners Aldon Smith’s rehab stint may help avoid stiffer penalties from league

49ers DE Aldon Smith’s decision to enter rehab will probably help his job situation when he’s ready to return to work. Speaking to reporters in London, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Smith’s entering rehab would be considered when determining possible discipline. “Yes, it will be a factor, for sure,” Goodell said. Sunday’s game against Jacksonville will be the fifth...
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