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Roger Goodell’s bodyguard allegedly assaulted, choked newspaper reporter

According to the Gothamist, the bodyguard for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell allegedly punched and choked a reporter from the NY Daily News on East 93rd Street and Park Avenue in New York City. “I saw the driver get out of his car very aggressively, grab the photographer, and shout ‘You’re under arrest, I’m a policeman!'” says Joshua Holland, who witnessed the encounter...
Via Pro Football Zone
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Did Roger Goodell’s bodyguard assault a photographer?

A recent report from Gothamist.com suggests that Roger Goodell’s personal bodyguard and head of security Thomas Crowe assaulted a NY Daily News photojournalist earlier in September when the latter was camped out NFL’s office in New York City. Photographer JB Nicholas indicates that the assault took place on September 17th outside NFL headquarters on Park Avenue and East 52nd...
Via Sportsnaut
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michelle Beadle defends Bill Simmons after suspension

Bill Simmons’ three week suspension at ESPN has undoubtedly led to a variety of reactions behind the scenes in Bristol.  ESPN Book author Jim Miller called it a “civil war” with the polarization of responses to the Simmons suspension.  There are some that feel as though he got what he deserved… and there are others that are likely feeling he’s being treated unfairly....
Via Awful Announcing
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Goodell's compensation has increased 300% since 2008

The NFL has seen unprecedented growth in terms of the economics of the game and overall popularity since Roger Goodell took over as commissioner of the league back in 2006. The top league executive has seen his salary increase nearly 300 percent since he took over the job less than a decade ago. Meanwhile, NFL’s annual revenue total has increased 31.6 percent during the same span...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

AP report: Ray Rice video sent to NFL Head of Security

In a story that isn’t going to die down anytime soon, the Associated Press is reporting that a law enforcement official sent a copy of the Ray Rice tape to NFL head of security Jeffrey Miller.  The video of Ray Rice punching his fiancee inside a casino elevator was sent to NFL headquarters to the attention of league security chief Jeffrey Miller in April, a law enforcement official...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN suspends Bill Simmons over Roger Goodell comments

Bill Simmons dared ESPN to suspend him.  And now the network has took the bait. ESPN announced that they have suspended their most influential personality for three weeks, an unusually lengthy time for on-air talent, over recent comments made on his podcast aimed towards Roger Goodell. The ESPN statement in full: “Every employee must be accountable to ESPN and those engaged in...
Via Awful Announcing
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Goodell discusses personal conduct policy with former pros

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell met with 11 retired players to discuss the league’s personal conduct policy on Tuesday. According to The Washington Post, Goodell spent 3.5 hours discussing this policy in New York City with Troy Vincent, among others. Interestingly enough, Vincent sent out a rather cryptic tweet earlier on Tuesday, which can now be read to have pointed to the meeting...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Simmons dares ESPN to punish him for ripping Goodell?

ESPN’s Bill Simmons sometimes goes off the rails in very un-ESPN-like fashion. As a result, he’s part of a small group of key faces at the Worldwide Leader who are sometimes penalized by their employer for going too far. It’s debatable whether Simmons went too far with his latest diatribe against NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday, but it does appear as though — in...
Via Awful Announcing
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Goodell stumbles on domestic violence question

Roger Goodell read a prepared statement during his press conference on Friday and then answered questions using lines given to him by PR people/crisis management firms. The result was a boring, insincere press conference where many of the exact same lines and phrases were repeated. However, there was one point where Goodell got thrown off […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Howard Stern associate interrupts Goodell's presser

Howard Stern's Benjy Bronk yelling "Don't take me to the elevator!!" at Roger Goodell presser. [Will Brinson]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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