Tom Brady’s request for 14-day extension granted in Deflategate case

It might just be a small victory, but it’s a win for Tom Brady and the NFL Players’ Association nonetheless. The NFLPA’s request for a 14-day extension to file an appeal was granted Tuesday, giving Brady’s legal team until May 23 to make their decision, according to court documents.  This news come just over a week after the U.S. Court of Appeals reinstated Brady’s...
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NFL commish Goodell says "bring it on" to Draft boo birds in Chicago

Roger Goodell is tired of being booed. It’s become an annual draft day tradition for the NFL commissioner to get booed by fans in attendance. He’s an easy target given his high profile role and countless missteps as the man in charge of the League. It’s why it wasn’t a surprise during Saturday’s Day 3 of the Draft, Goodell was booed immediately upon entering the stage...
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Tom Brady, NFLPA add Bush v. Gore lawyer to ongoing Deflategate battle

Just like Rocky Balboa in his street fight against Tommy Gunn in “Rocky V,” Tom Brady “didn’t hear no bell.” In fact, it sounds like the New England Patriots quarterback wants one more round. Brady and the NFL Players Association added a high-profile lawyer to their legal team Friday. Theodore B. Olson reportedly will serve as an additional counsel on the NFLPA’s...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Goodell unaware of Tunsil situation during NFL Draft

The first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday night was dominated by Laremy Tunsil’s fall, precipitated by a video of him wearing a gas mask and taking a bong hit and ending with him admitting he took cash from Ole Miss coaches during his time with the program. The situation was Tunsil was quite uncomfortable, and there was a sense of relief when the Dolphins finally drafted him...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Goodell: Deflategate fallout wasn't about actual violation

Roger Goodell is moving on — or so he hopes. The NFL commissioner is doing an unofficial victory lap after the U.S. Court of Appeals earlier this week ruled to reinstate New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his alleged role in Deflategate. Goodell found a soft spot to land Thursday morning ahead of the first round of the NFL Draft, speaking...
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Fenway Park bar wants Roger Goodell banned in Boston (pic)

It’s hardly a surprise that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell generally has been considered a persona non grata in Boston ever since he played an obviously integral role in levying a four-game suspension on New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for his purported role in Deflategate. But now that Brady’s original suspension has been reinstated by the U.S. Appeals Court in a...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Goodell believes successor will come from within the NFL organization

Roger Goodell opened up about the future of the NFL beyond his time as commissioner Tuesday on Bloomberg TV. As he responded to whether he thinks his successor will come from within the NFL, he revealed some insights into how the NFL governance really functions. “I do,” Goodell said, “and I say it because I think the complexity of an organization like the NFL is unique...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Goodell implies new San Diego stadium would get Super Bowl

There appears to be growing momentum to build a new stadium in San Diego to keep the Chargers there beyond the 2016 season, and Roger Goodell has added fuel to that fire. The NFL commissioner was in San Diego on Saturday at the invitation of Chargers chairman Dean Spanos to speak to a rally of 4,000 fans who were attempting to gather signatures backing the effort to build a new...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Goodell: ‘Very likely’ the 2017 NFL draft won’t be in Chicago

The 2016 NFL draft will get underway in Chicago this upcoming Thursday. The three-day event was a smashing hit in the Windy City last year, its first outside of New York City since 1964. Unfortunately, Chicago can’t expect to host the important event beyond next week. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell just recently indicated that he expects the popular event to be held outside of...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Federal appeals court affirms huge NFL concussion settlement

The NFL’s concussion settlement agreement was affirmed by a federal appeals court on Monday. This settlement plan could end up costing the league as much as $1 billion as it doles out payments to resolve the thousands of concussion lawsuits filed by former players. The settlement covers more than 20,000 retired players. This appeals court decision comes as a blow to a group...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

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