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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was hearing the appeals Monday of four players suspended for their role in the Saints bounty program.

Sen. Durbin, NFL's Goodell to meet about bounties

A high-ranking Senator will meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to talk about bounties in professional football. The office of Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Senate Democrat, says he and Goodell will meet for about 15 minutes Wednesday, then appear together at a news conference. The NFL has suspended players and coaches who were with the New Orleans Saints when the...

Senator calls off bounty hearing

A high-ranking senator is calling off a proposed hearing on bounties in professional sports because he is satisfied with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's response to the issue, including setting up an anonymous hotline. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Senate Democrat, met with Goodell on Wednesday. The meeting came about three months after Durbin first said he wanted...

Vote: How Has Roger Goodell Handled Saints Bounty Scandal?

Four suspended players appeared in front of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in New York on Monday to appeal the suspensions handed down as a result of the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal. Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma (season) and defensive lineman Will Smith (four games), Packers defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove (eight games) and Browns linebacker Scott Fujita (three games...

Ryan Clark Tried To Warn Everyone About The Absolute Power Of Roger Goodell

The Pittsburgh Steelers as a team voted against ratifying the new CBA last summer and now it appears several players across the league wished they had done the same. Jim Corbett of the USA Today reported on Monday that Kansas City Chiefs right tackle Eric Winston expressed deep regret to his medium that the NFLPA didn't do more to curb the disciplinary and appeal powers of commissioner...

Mike Orstein and Gregg Williams reportedly told Roger Goodell that bounty emails were jokes, Goodell was not convinced

You remember Mike Orstein, don’t you? He is the two time felon who sent those emails pledging money for the Saints bounty pool. One of which was a pledge for a “knockout blow” to Aaron Rodgers. From the start Orstein has maintained that the emails were sent in jest. Sean Payton even claimed to not have read them. So when it was time to meet with Roger Goodell, Orstein continued...

Morning Huddle - Bountygate ends this week (probably)

So that's why the NFL won't release the Bountygate evidence. Later today, Roger Goodell will hear the final appeals of four players punished by the league for their involvement in Bountygate. Goodell will almost certainly decide to uphold his own punishment, and we will finally be able to put the scandal in our rear view mirror, hopefully by the end of the week. The NFLPA...

Saints Nation: Time to Move On as Fans from "Bountygate"

Something I've done in the painstakingly long "bountygate" process is accept that Roger Goodell is going to get his way, live with the fact that the Saints will be without numerous key coaches, front office members, and players, and just move on. I think it's time we all do that, honestly. Regardless of what side of the fence you sit on, at the end of the day, I...

The NFL with a Step Forward and UEFA (soccer) with a Step Back

I find sports commissioners and sports organizing  bodies terribly interesting. I realize that sounds like an odd statement, but I really do mean it. There are not many organizations in the US or other democratic nations that can rule so unilaterally. Yes, the NFL and NBA, for example, are governed by a collective bargaining agreement, but outside of that, there are hardly any...

Instead of questioning the commissioner, Drew Brees should tweet his appreciation for Roger Goodell

Superstar New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees used Twitter Monday night to say the National Football League (NFL) should provide evidence that his defensive colleagues ran a bounty program from 2009-2011. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell rightfully banished Saints linebacker Jonathan … Continue reading →

Players Question Bounty Evidence

Anthony Hargrove and the other suspended players took their case to Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday. Jonathan Vilma's lawyer called the proceeding a "sham" and did not return after an adjournment.

Vilma Leaves NFL Meeting Early

((HT: ESPN)) The four NFL players associated with the so-called "Bountygate" had their day with Commissioner Roger Goodell- and one left really early... Jonathan Vilma only hung around for an hour before stating his case in front of a bunch of microphones... The other three players, Anthony Hargrove, Scott Fujita, and Will Smith all arrived at the NFL offices...
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