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Drew Brees and Roger Goodell far from burying the hatchet
New Orleans Saints players indicted and convicted by Commissioner Goodell had their suspensions overturned by Paul Tagliabue, who had been appointed to take another look at the BountyGate allegations.
But neither the commissioner, nor Saints quarterback Brees are backing down from the ongoing fight.
Brees chimed in shortly after Tabliabue’s ruling saying Goodell lacked credibility with players and fans for how he handled the incidents. The quarterback has been outspoken from the start about his frustration with how the allegations were handled.
Goodell responded via the Huffington Post article by saying he would not apologize for anything and indicating that he still believes the Saints employed a bounty system and that doing so was unacceptable.
I’m not sure either guy is completely right. I think Goodell has done a credible job since becoming commissioner of creating penalties for players who A) don’t conduct themselves wel...
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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...
LONG NIGHTMARE IS OVER
Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue has vacated the suspensions and fines imposed upon Saints players as a result of the NFL's Bountygate investigation.
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...
During his press conference today, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees didn’t hold back from ripping former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams as well as the NFL league office for how they handled the bounty scandal.
Drew Brees slams Gregg Williams and Mike Cerullo, calling both of them “disgruntled” former employees and questions their mental state.
— Jeff Darlington...
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 [...]
With the New Orleans Saints' player suspensions overturned Tuesday on appeal, the case moved into the blame phase Wednesday. Saints quarterback Drew Brees lashed out at commissioner Roger Goodell for issuing the initial player punishments that wound up being lifted by former commissioner Paul Tagliabue. Meanwhile, according to numerous reports that cite the Associated Press...
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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...
Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue has issued a ruling regarding the the player suspension appeals in the New Orleans Saints’ bounty case. After current commissioner Roger Goodell recused himself from the situation, Tagliabue maintained that the League’s findings against Anthony Hargrove, Will Smith, and Jonathan Vilma were factual but rescinded the suspensions set fourth upon [...]
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