Found June 02, 2012 on Football Nation:
The NFL announced this past week that there will be a Pro Bowl in 2013 after speculation that Commissioner Roger Goodell wanted to get rid of the All-Star event.   Goodell expressed concerns about the level of competition after this year’s embarrassing display. In case you missed it, here’s pretty much what happened: defensive linemen rose up out of their stances and watched as the quarterback chucked up 70-yard bombs to seemingly uncovered receivers. No one got hit, no one played defense, and the game, as ESPN’s James Walker put it, “turned into a glorified flag football game.” Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said that the NFC players “embarrassed” themselves by their obvious lack of effort and many fans and members of the media called it the worst All-Star game ever played. All of the negativity surrounding the event resulted in Goodell threatening to cancel the game altogether, but the NFLPA and the league agreed to bring the game back on Wednesday after the pl...

Chicago wants to host a Super Bowl

Getty Images On Thursday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell spoke with Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel about possibly hosting a Super Bowl at Soldier Field. “We did speak about this earlier,” Goodell said during a news conference to honor Soldier Field as the first NFL stadium certified by LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). “As you know, we are hosting a Super...

Is It Time for Roger Goodell to Step Down as NFL Commish?

Roger Goodell has been at the helm for six NFL seasons. In many ways, he was the right man for the job at the right time when he stepped into the role. But is he still? Roger Goodell has had many successes and some failures as commissioner. Are the failures now starting to outnumber the successes? (Photo credit: By derivative work: Kelly (talk) Roger_Goodell_Afghanistan.jpg: Staff...

Goodell confident bounty hunting over

Commissioner Roger Goodell is confident that bounty hunting will no longer be an issue in the NFL because of the severe penalties handed out in the wake of the New Orleans Saints scandal. Goodell said the actions taken by the league ''speak very loudly.'' ''I heard that from our clubs, from our personnel,'' he said during a news conference in Chicago...

Goodell granted 21-day delay for response

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been granted a 21-day delay for responding to a defamation lawsuit filed against him by Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma. The delay is considered routine, and Goodell's lawyers now must respond by July 5 in U.S. District Court in New Orleans. The suit claims Goodell, ''relied on, at best, hearsay, circumstantial evidence and lies&...

Goodell's authority upheld; NFLPA appeals

Special master Stephen Burbank upheld NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's authority to suspend four players the league punished for alleged involvement in the Saints bounty scandal. Burbank ruled just five days after the NFLPA hearing that the penalties were out of Goodell's CBA-granted authority and should be viewed as salary cap violations and not on-field misconduct. Burbank...

Jon Stewart Accuses Roger Goodell, NFL of Being a Socialist Enterprise

Is the NFL socialist? That was certainly the implication made by fake news anchor Jon Stewart on The Daily Show during Tuesday night's program. That evening's episode featured a four minute segment on the nature of socialism, and the different takes on what government actions constitute socialism from President Obama and Republican Presidential nominee (and former Massachusetts...

Goodell's authority to suspend uphelp in bounty appeal

Special master Stephen Burbank upheld NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's authority to suspend four players the league punished for alleged involvement in the Saints bounty scandal. Burbank ruled just five days after hearing the NFLPA appeal that the penalties were out of Goodell's CBA-granted authority and should be viewed as salary cap violations and not on-field misconduct...

Fujita suspension upheld as Goodell’s standing is confirmed

The first tactic to try and poke holes in Roger Goodell’s punishment of players for the Saints bounty program has failed. The first order was to try and claim that Roger Goodell didn’t have standing to punish players under the current form of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Specifically, the players were questioning whether the current CBA gave Goodell standing over actions...

Saints Nation: Judge Rules in Favor of NFL over Saints' Players

This isn't a surprise, but it's a tough break none the less for the suspended players and the NFLPA. System Arbitrator Stephen Burbank ruled in favor of Roger Goodell and the NFL, saying Goodell was indeed acting within his rights of power when he suspended Will Smith, Jonathan Vilma, Scott Fujita and Anthony Hargrove. Specifically, the pay for performance program is a salary...

The NFL's $60 million attendance problem

Gridiron Godfather Roger Goodell’s pigskin panties appeared tied a knot at the spring meetings last week. Your little panties might bunch up, too, if you suddenly lost 782,000 paying customers and $60 million in revenue at the gate.....

Saints Bounty Suspensions Upheld As NFLPA Grievance Rejected

The New Orleans Saints players who were suspended by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in the wake of the team’s Bounty Incentive Program will have their penalties upheld, after Stephen Burbank rejected the grievance filed by the NFLPA. Burbank reaffirmed Goodell’s decision to suspend the four players involved in the bounty program orchestrated by former Saints defensive coordinator...

NFL wins bounty arbitration ruling

An arbitrator has ruled that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has the authority to discipline New Orleans Saints players for their role in a bounty system.

Ray Rice Misses His Teammates and Can Roast You With Kindness

;Ray Rice and Roger Goodell at DeWitt Clinton HS in the Bronx on May 30th The Carroll County Times caught up with Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice at Lardarius Webb’s charity softball game and asked him what it feels like to be back with his teammates who were competing against each other (O Vs. D). Ray had this to say: “I miss it,” Rice said when asked about not being around his...

NFL Looking For Replacement Refs

Talks over a new CBA with game officials has hit a standstill. Meanwhile, Anthony Hargrove and the other suspended players lose a challenge to commissioner Roger Goodell.
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