Found June 29, 2012 on Online Sports Guys:
((ht: latimes)) Proposed AEG Facility So...the talk about some random team in the NFL just walking in one day and saying "The heck with it, we're leaving and going to Los Angeles, yeah, that ain't happening so fast. The Jolly Roger (NFL Commish Roger Goodell) has laid down the law when it comes to potential franchise relocation. And while the Jolly one didn't make it impossible to happen, he did lay out some specific guidelines that any potential team (Jax, San Diego, Minnesota, St. Louis or Oakland) looking to move to Los Angeles will have to get his papal seal of approval. What does that mean? According to a memo unearthed by Sam Farmer of the LA Times, the biggie is the "League" not the team will decide whether the move will happen. Other biggies include: Negotiating a deal with an alternate site until a stadium can be put in place, apply in the first 45 days of 2013 an application to move, evaluate and work with the league to e...

Goodell lays down guidelines to NFL teams hoping to move to L.A.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo about Los Angeles to the league's 32 teams Friday one that surely resonated with the San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams and any others that might be considering relocation to the nation's second-largest market. "Although substantial uncertainties remain," Goodell wrote in the two-page document obtained...

Goodell: NFL could be back in LA by '13

Sensing for the first time in years that stadium issues are solvable in Los Angeles, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has established guidelines for a franchise's potential move to the area. In a memo sent by the commissioner Friday and obtained by The Associated Press, Goodell said no single team has any ''presumptive right'' to play in Los Angeles and that only...

Goodell sends memo on LA guidelines

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has sent a memo to the 32 teams establishing guidelines for a franchise's potential move to Los Angeles. In the memo obtained by The Associated Press, Goodell says no single team has any ''presumptive right'' to play in Los Angeles. Any franchise interested in relocating there for the 2013 season must apply between Jan. 1 and Feb...

Roger Goodell readies NFL for Los Angeles relocation with a memo

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has sent a memo to all 32 teams regarding NFL relocation to the Los Angeles market outlining the details of how the process will unfold according to a report filed by Sam Farmer of the LA Times. Accroding to Farmer, the memo outlines specifics of how the process will happen and informs teams that the league, not the individual team which will be relocated...

NFL Commissioner lays ground rules for relocation to L.A.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to all 32 franchises laying the ground rules for any NFL team considering relocating to Los Angeles, reports the Los Angeles Times. In the memo Goodell explains that the league's owners and not individual franchises would determine if a team will be allowed to relocate.   "Although substantial uncertainties remain, stadium development...

Ward: Players gave Goodell too much power

Retired Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward said the players gave NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to much control of player discipline in the collective bargaining agreement signed last year. "So Roger Goodell, even though a lot of players don't like having him in charge, the NFLPA, we signed off on the collective bargaining agreement," Ward told WFNZ radio in Charlotte...

Has ESPN taken NFL coverage too far?

Checked into ESPN mobile a couple days ago and came across this headline.  I get that it’s summer and the sports calendar is a little light but do we really need an update every time Roger Goodell puts pen to paper? Article found on: Cosby Sweaters

Vilma lawsuit asks for quick appeal

Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma is suing the NFL in federal court, claiming Commissioner Roger Goodell failed to make a timely appeal ruling regarding Vilma's season-long suspension in connection with the league's bounty investigation. The lawsuit filed Saturday night in U.S. District Court in New Orleans also asks for a temporary restraining order to allow Vilma to continue...

Vilma to file injunction is suspension is upheld

New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma informed federal judge Helen G. Berrigan by letter that he plans to file an injunction if NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell doesn't overturn his one-year suspension. Vilma is one of four players suspended for their role in the team's alleged bounty scandal. He was suspended for the 2012 season and has filed a separate defamation...

The Decline Of The Pro Bowl

With the 2012 NFL season right around the corner, let's take a look into the near future at an exhibition game that takes place one week before the Super Bowl, the Pro Bowl. What are the justifications for the subpar play in NFL Pro Bowl? The ball is hiked and these professional players are barely moving, it's a bunch of standing around as far as the offensive and defensive...
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