Found April 24, 2012 on Fox Sports:
New Orleans Saints players who participated in the team's bounty program could be looking at serious consequences, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suggested Tuesday. In an interview with Rich Eisen of the NFL Network, Goodell flatly rejected the notion that Saints defensive players should not be punished because they were simply following the orders of former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. "[The] evidence was clear that the players embraced it," Goodell said. "I don't think they are absolved from responsibility." Goodell, who said the penalties will be announced soon, has already leveled unprecedented sanctions on the Saints' coaching staff and organization, including a one-year suspension for head coach Sean Payton. Goodell met last week with the NFL Players Association to discuss punishments against players. Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma was the only player named publicly by the NFL when it announced its probe of the bounty payments. T...

Goodell: Saints case in final stages

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league is still doing interviews regarding player punishments that likely will be handed down for the Saints' pay-for-hits bounty system. Speaking to reporters at an NFL draft event on Wednesday, Goodell says he doesn't expect to issue a decision this week, but he did say: ''We're in the final stages of working on discipline...

Goodell on bounty system: Players 'embraced it'

Players planning to use the defense that former Saints coordinator Gregg Williams ordered them to injure opponents aren't likely to be absolved of guilt based on comments made by commissioner Roger Goodell in an interview with NFL Network on Tuesday. Goodell, appearing on the "Rich Eisen Podcast" said that after a lengthy investigation covering parts of two seasons...

AP Sources: Suspending Pro Bowl an option

NEW YORK (AP) -- Two people familiar with discussions say the Pro Bowl could be suspended next year. Commissioner Roger Goodell has expressed concerns about the quality of play, and the league is holding talks with the players' union about the future of the all-star game. The people were speaking on condition of anonymity because the NFL has not made the discussions public....

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RG3 Can Be Redskins Rising Tide

April 26, 2012—the day the tide finally came in for the Washington Redskins.Sometime around 8:30 pm on Thursday evening, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will officially announce that Robert Griffin III, Quarterback, Baylor University, has been selected by the Redskins.There will be much rejoicing. And  I will be among those letting my inner child dance. Anyone who has lived...

NFL to eliminate Pro Bowl

The NFL and it’s union are in discussions to eliminate the Pro-browl. The event is pretty lackluster and though it still gets great ratings, but the game itself is a joke. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has previously voiced his displeasure with the lack of competitiveness. The league will likely keep the concept of Pro Bowl bonuses [...]

The megalomanical NFL reminds teams to not tip draft picks

The omnipotent NFL, desiring control over everything NFL, sent out their latest decree this afternoon. The league has informed teams that they must withhold announcing their draft selections on various media platforms until after it has been officially announced at the podium by Lord Goodell. I suppose fans have to see Mr. Goodell, who was booed during last year’s draft, for a...

Column: Saints bounty scandal looms on draft eve

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist The moment NFL fans have been waiting for since the last seconds ticked away in the Super Bowl arrives Thursday. It's the draft. And It figures to be a grand event, full of the kind of pomp and circumstance the NFL is famous for, even though the glamour picks and where they will play have long been decided. Andrew Luck...

NFL, union mull canceling Pro Bowl game

The NFL and the NFL Players Association were considering the future of the Pro Bowl, the league confirmed Thursday, following reports the annual game was set to be canceled after last season's much-derided matchup. "[The NFL has] been in discussions with the union about the future of the Pro Bowl. No determination has been made yet about this season's game," league...

Panthers’ Steve Smith: Saints player admitted he targeted me

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith said a Saints player targeted him as part of the team’s bounty program. But, in this case, there was a different twist to the program — the player would have been fined instead of cashing in on the hit. "I actually had an altercation with a (Saints player) who told me firsthand," Smith said. "I was going out of bounds...

Roundup: Flurry of first-round trades

Turns out the most exciting action of the NFL Draft's first round on Thursday night happened in the war rooms, before commissioner Roger Goodell called the names everybody expected. As reported by's Jay Glazer, the Minnesota Vikings traded down one spot before the draft began, sending the No. 3 pick to Cleveland in exchange for the Browns' No. 4 pick and...
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