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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made light of the reception he's gotten in New Orleans, where he is unpopular with Saints fans because of the bounty scandal.
Goodell joked that his picture is in every restaurant, he has a float in the Mardi Gras parade and there's even a voodoo doll.
In a more serious vein, he said that while he gets comments from fans around town, everyone in New Orleans has been receptive and that the city is a great place to have a Super Bowl.
He said he welcomes the passion of fans supporting the team and that they are a big part of the game.
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During his State of the League address in New Orleans, Commissioner Roger Goodell insisted that the NFL will have HGH testing prior to the 2013 season.
Roger Goodell, commissioner of the National Football League, he arrived in a hostile territory, he took the stage and stood his ground. He’s not a likable person, at least not in New Orleans. He’s not welcomed in a town, where fans have a grudge against the commish. He likes the city and its fans as well — and they don’t like him. The people of these festive, active streets...
Every year, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell gives his state of the NFL press conference on the Friday prior to the Super Bowl. This year, there was no shortage of issues and controversies in professional football, so Goodell had plenty to address.
First, with the issue of player safety, the commissioner had this to say:
“I’m disappointed, because I think we have tremendous medical...
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he believes there will be an agreement soon with the players' union for testing for human growth hormone.
At his annual state of the NFL news conference Friday, Goodell said he expects an agreement for the tests to be reached in time for the start of the 2013 season.
Goodell noted that the league and union agreed to the testing two years...
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Friday he hopes to address the dangers of drinking and driving this off-season (Credit: AP Photo)
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In the world of professional sports the NFL is well behind MLB when it comes to drug testing. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is hoping to change that.
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Goodell continued saying...
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says next year's Super Bowl at the stadium used by the Giants and Jets will ''have an impact on future decisions for open-air, cold-weather sites.''
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league will look at eliminating certain low blocks and improve the quality of playing fields as part of a program to improve player safety.
In his annual message on the state of the league two days before Sunday's Super Bowl, Goodell said neurosurgeons will also be added to game day medical staffs.
Goodell pledged to pioneer new approaches...