Found December 13, 2012 on
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Contrary to published reports, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has not talked to suspended New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton about ending the coach's suspension early, NOLA.com reported Thursday. However, league officials said that Goodell has begun talking about the matter internally. ESPN.com reported Wednesday Goodell has allowed for the possibility of a Payton reinstatement prior to the Super Bowl. Payton would like the suspension to end after the regular season, a source close to the coach told ESPN.com. Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue made a final ruling on the Saints' bounty scandal Tuesday, prompting questions about whether Goodell would allow Payton to return early from his season-long suspension. Currently, he can't be reinstated until after the Feb. 3 Super Bowl in New Orleans. "I don't want to say he could be because, again, we are in the early stages," Goodell told reporters. "We are starting to talk about it."
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NFL commissioner Goodell has contacted suspended New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, and allowed for the possibility of a reinstatement prior to the Super Bowl, according to an ESPN.com report. Payton would like the suspension to end after the regular season, a source close to the coach told ESPN.com. Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue made a final ruling on the Saints...
Roger Goodell's truly a mastermind when it comes to controlling the public conversation around his league and sculpting the media's headlines. Barely 24 hours after some scribes in the NFL working press started to question the motivation behind the since-overturned Bountygate suspensions he delivered in the spring, the commissioner floated the prospect of a 14- or 16-team...
During his press conference at the NFL owner’s meetings, commissioner Roger Goodell told the media that they’re going to look into possibly expanding the playoffs from 12 teams to possibly 14 or 16.
Goodell just said at his presser that the league will look at expanding the playoffs to 14 or 16 teams.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) December 12, 2012
This is certainly one of...
Jon Vilma urged a federal judge Friday to reject NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's motion to dismiss the defamation lawsuit filed against him by the Saints linebacker.
Vilma's request to U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan argues Goodell acted with ''reckless disregard for the truth'' when basing initial allegations about Vilma upon one fired Saints assistant...
Roger Goodell seems to be on the fast track towards earning the ire of nearly every core NFL fan this season. First we had talk of expanding the schedule to 18 games. Goodell follows that up with the double whammy of replacement referees and his historically poor handling of the Saints Bounty case. Next we hear that he supports placing a team in London as a part of a 34-team expansion...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist ''Round up the usual suspects.''
Funny how that line near the end of ''Casablanca'' provides a fitting epitaph for Bountygate, too. Like Capt. Renault in the film classic, former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue was presented with a crime and empowered as both judge and jury. He considered the...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist Paul Tagliabue has become one of those guys we come to appreciate much more out of office than we did when he was in it. Part of that is because history has been kind, so far, in assessing his 17-year run as commissioner.
Some of it may have to do with his successor.
Tagliabue lacked charisma, but never smarts. Low-key and...
As the criticism of Roger Goodell’s handling of Bountygate started to heat up, the NFL commissioner threw out another “talker,” expanding the playoffs, and Bountygate went to the backburner.
After the December Special League Meeting on Wednesday, Roger Goodell had some remarks that were certain to get the attention of every NFL fan everywhere. Following the meeting to determine issues to present to the Competition Committee, Goodell spoke about possibly expanding the playoff field. According to Goodell, this topic has come before the Competition [...]
At long last the Bounty Gate rulings were handed down providing some closure for the Saints players, front office, and the organization as a whole. Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue cleared the four indicted players from any wrong-doing, however, the one person who could possibly help the Saints resuscitate what's left of the season remains suspended at least until after...
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New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma contends in a request filed Friday with a federal judge that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell disregarded the truth while putting credibility in allegations by former Saints assistant coach Mike Cerullo. Vilma urged U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan to proceed with the defamation lawsuit he filed against Goodell, which the commissioner...
Fines are as much a part of modern football as the forward pass or taking a knee to end a game. They're handed out nearly every week, usually to a defensive player guilty of an illegal hit on a quarterback or a defenseless receiver. Despite the incredible number of fines, defenders continue to commit fouls, and the fine sums continue to add up, but why? The curious issue here...