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Roger Goodell called Marcus Mariota to apologize for messing up name

This year’s NFL Draft had a few talking points, like Danny Shelton giving Roger Goodell a bear hug after being selected by the Browns. Prior to that, the commissioner was involved in another moment that was widely discussed, one that he ended up apologizing for. With the second overall pick, the Titans selected Marcus Mariota....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Goodell called Mariota to apologize for misprouncing name

One of the most entertaining moments of the 2015 NFL Draft came during the No. 2 overall pick when the Tennessee Titans selected former Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced the pick, but mispronounced the quarterback’s name, “Marioto.” While people online had a laugh about the error, Mariota didn’t seem to notice. Despite not hearing...
Via Campus Sports Net
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WATCH: Browns' Danny Shelton bear hugs Roger Goodell

The 2015 NFL Draft kicked off on Thursday night, and Round One has been quite eventful for commissioner Roger Goodell thus far. He first butchered Marcus Mariota’s name after announcing that the Titans were drafting the quarterback with the No. 2 overall pick, and a short time later, he was greeted by an overjoyed Danny Shelton. When Goodell announced that the Cleveland Browns...
Via The Sports Daily
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Roger Goodell struggles to pronounce Marcus Mariota’s name correctly (VIDEO)

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had one main task he needed to focus on during Round One of the 2015 NFL Draft: to stand at the podium and announce players’ names after they’re selected. Goodell’s job also entails that he correctly pronounces each player’s name—something he failed at on Thursday night. When the Tennessee Titans announced they were selecting quarterback...
Via The Sports Daily
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Roger Goodell butchers Marcus Mariota’s name (Video)

Roger Goodell had several months to prepare for the NFL draft, yet he still somehow managed to mispronounce Marcus Mariota’s name when the Tennessee Titans selected the quarterback second overall on Thursday night. Goodell misspoke and pronounced the Heisman Trophy winner’s last name as “Marioto” instead of “Mariota.” It’s OK, Roger, we’ve seen much worse...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Roger Goodell Mercilessly Booed at NFL Draft

A change of venue didn’t help Roger Goodell avoid the boo-birds. Fans in Chicago let the NFL commissioner have it as he opened the draft proceedings on Thursday night, booing throughout his opening remarks. Of course, the only cheer Goodell got was when he moved things along and got the draft started. Getting this kind of treatment isn’t a new phenomenon for the commissioner...
Via Awful Announcing
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New tax status only means NFL can withhold Roger Goodell’s salary

For all intents and purposes, the NFL’s decision to change its headquarters tax status to taxable after being tax-exempt for 73 years means very little. Via Jared Dubin of CBS Sports, Steve Ginsberg of Reuters noted last month that the change wouldn’t impact the league or its teams financially, at least not in a significant way: Andrew Delaney, a sports law expert with Martin...
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NFL voluntarily gives up tax-exempt status

Since 1942, the National Football League has been considered a tax-exempt non-profit organization. While each of the league’s now-32 teams are taxable entities, the NFL’s league office has long been exempt. Now, the league has decide it is time for a change, with commissioner Roger Goodell informing teams on Tuesday that the league office will also be a taxable entity. Goodell...
Via Sportsnaut
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Goodell expects DeflateGate report's release 'soon'

The New England Patriots still could know their fate in the DeflateGate scandal before the 2015 NFL draft. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told CBS This Morning’s Charlie Rose that he thinks Ted Wells’ report on the deflated football controversy will be released soon, though he gave no specific timeline. “I do think it will be soon,” Goodell said Tuesday, via The Boston...
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Roger Goodell calls both Los Angeles stadium plans 'viable'

On the heels of the Carson City Council unanimously approving construction of a $1.7 billion stadium comes this bit of information directly from the NFL league office in New York City. Speaking to the Associated Press, commissioner Roger Goodell called both the Carson and Inglewood stadium plans “viable,” while saying both have a “great deal of potential to be successful.”...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

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