Roger Goodell snipes Marvin Lewis for TD celebration comments

The NFL’s decision to relax its celebration rules has generally been well received. But one man who’s not a fan is Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis. You can read the entirety of Lewis’ quote here, but he said, in part, “that’s not a very good example for young people.” Commissioner Roger Goodell took Lewis’ point in stride, but he also expressed confidence...
Via Sportsnaut
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Goodell still doesn’t think Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed

At the league meeting two months ago, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he doesn’t think Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed. Two months later, nothing has changed: Kaepernick is still unemployed, and Goodell still doesn’t think he’s being blackballed. “It’s the same thing I said before, which is each team makes individual decisions about how they…
Via Pro Football Talk
19 hours ago

Roger Goodell tweets ‘Key & Peele’ joke about relaxed celebration rules

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell may not be known for his sense of humor, but it certainly seems like he has a soft spot in his funny bone for “Key & Peele.”The NFL on Tuesday announced it would relax rules on celebrations. Goodell, in a letter to fans entitled “Touchdown celebrations: snow angels, group demonstrations and more are back!”, wrote the goal is to allow players...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL to reportedly bring back fun touchdown celebrations

The No Fun League is about to get a little bit more fun. Commissioner Roger Goodell is bringing back some of the fun touchdown celebrations that had recently been banned by the league. It’s a mystery why these celebrations were ever banned in the first place. They don’t hurt anyone, and they’re a lot of fun. You want fans to enjoy your product, so don’t take yourself so...
Via The Comeback
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sports & Politics Intersect: NBA power players continue to speak against Trump

Front Five: The top stories that shaped both sports & politics this week “To this day, I feel like there's a cloud, a pall over the whole country in a paranoid, surreal sort of way.” - San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg PopovichWhile May is generally the time for playoff basketball talk, coaches and owners alike did not hold back their opinions on President Donald Trump...
Via Yardbarker
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NFLPA files grievance over the NFL’s painkiller problem

Back in March, the Washington Post obtained court documents detailing the NFL’s apparent violation of federal laws with regards to prescription painkillers.That was a pretty big story at the time, for obvious reasons: Citing sealed documents from a federal lawsuit filed by more than 1,800 former players against the league, The Washington Post reports the NFL was in violation of...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Yes, teams are jealous of the Patriots. But the Patriots deserved scrutiny

New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft echoed the talking point of the most abrasive fans of his team this week when he attributed “envy and jealousy” as motivating forces behind the NFL’s investigation into whether the Pats illegally deflated footballs two years ago during the playoffs.Now that the Pats have won two Super Bowls since the investigation began, it’s fair to say...
Via Yardbarker
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Cowboy: Goodell encouraged me to taunt Eagles fans

Drew Pearson had easily the most memorable draft pick announcement during the 2017 NFL Draft, and the Dallas Cowboys legend says his trolling of Philadelphia Eagles fans was encouraged by Roger Goodell.Goodell, who received plenty of boos himself from the people of Philadelphia, apparently told Pearson to do whatever he wanted to anger the fans in attendance.“I’m thinking he...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Goodell weighs in on NFL's evolving marijuana debate

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell continues to move forward the dialogue concerning the league’s evolving stance on marijuana. While Goodell does say the league is open to researching the possibility of allowing players to use marijuana on a medical basis, he made it clear there’s a long way to go before such an eventuality comes to fruition.Goodell made the NFL’s current stance...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Goodell comments on Gareon Conley situation

As the league does its best to find out the truth about Gareon Conley, who’s been accused of sexual assault, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell chimed in with his thoughts on the matter.In an appearance at the NFL Play 60 event in Philadelphia on Thursday morning, Goodell had the following to say in response to a question about what the NFL will do in response to this allegation...
Via Sportsnaut
27 days ago  |  Discuss

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