Found May 14, 2012 on The Victory Formation:
PLAYERS: Roger Goodell
TEAMS: Detroit Lions
When a defensive player is asked about knocking out a quarterback or hitting a wide receiver so hard he doesn’t move, the proper response is to pull the politically correct card and say “My intent was not to hurt him.” Sounds good. It’s what Roger Goodell wants to hear. He’d freak out if a player [...]

Arbitrator hearing set for May 30 in Saints case

An arbitration hearing into whether NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has jurisdiction to punish Saints players for the team's bounties program has been set for May 30. The players' union has asked arbitrator Stephen Burbank of the University of Pennsylvania to rule if the players should be punished for the system that the league says ran for three years. The union argues that...

NFLPA to have Boutygate grievance heard

The NFL players' union will have its grievance against the league in the Saints bounties case heard Wednesday by arbitrator Shyam Das. The union claims NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell doesn't have the authority to hand out discipline for player conduct that occurred before the current collective bargaining agreement was finalized last August. The players argue that a CBA...

Separate hearings to be heard in bounty case challenging Goodell

Players appealing suspensions stemming from their alleged involvement in the Saints' bounty scandal will collectively have two hearings and likely two different arbitrators in their challenges of Commissioner Roger Goodell's jurisdiction. Jonathan Vilma, Anthony Hargrove, Scott Fujita and Will Smith are appealing suspensions beginning with a hearing Wednesday to be heard...

Ochocinco writes letter to support 'Dad' Goodell

New England Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco has posted a letter supporting NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell as the issue of football safety has increased in the wake of Junior Seau's suicide. Ochocinco begins with, ''Dear Dad,'' in the note posted Friday on his site,, and tells Goodell he wanted to reach out to him because it has been '...

Ochocinco urges Roger Goodell to ‘lead us out of this mess’

Ballertainment Chad Ochocinco (perhaps soon to be Johnson, again) has penned an open letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Referring to Goodell as “dad,” which he has been doing for some time now, Ocho implores the commish to remove the layer of sugar and syrup off of the world of the NFL and give it to us straight — that being, the game of football is not for play. No...

Andy Reid supports Goodell’s bounty punishments

There have been very few NFL head coaches who’ve openly given their two cents on the Saints’ bounty scandal and subsequent punishment from commissioner Roger Goodell. Andy Reid has chosen to break the trend. In a recent interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Eagles’ longtime coach threw his support behind Goodell and his strict handling of BountyGate “I don’t agree...

Andy Reid supports how Roger Goodell has handled the bounty scandal

Jeff Roberson/AP It looks like NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has found himself another supporter when it comes to how he’s handled the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal. Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid thinks the Goodell and the NFL have done a great job. “I think the league’s done a great job, and I think if you look at the big picture of Roger Goodell, people kind...

Chad Ochocinco Expresses Belief in Roger Goodell to Fix 'Dirty and Violent' NFL

Chad Ochocinco is one of the more outspoken players in the NFL. The Patriots wide receiver recently took to his very own Ochocino News Network to express his feelings on player safety in football and to back his "good friend" and league commissioner Roger Goodell. In recent years and especially since the unfortunate death of All-Pro linebacker Junior Seau, Goodell and the...

Ochocinco writes in support of Goodell

New England Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco has posted a letter supporting NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell as the issue of football safety has increased in the wake of Junior Seau's suicide.

Ex-Packers WR Affholter Missing

In other news, Anthony Hargrove and the other suspended players suspended in the Saints' "bounty" case will have their grievance against the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell heard Wednesday.
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