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Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict to meet with Roger Goodell

Because of his actions during his team’s Wild Card loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in January, Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was suspended for three games to start the 2016 season. Burfict, who clearly doesn’t agree with the punishment, wants to get his suspension reduced or eliminated. And it appears he’ll get a chance to make his case. According to reports...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dave Duerson’s son insulted by Roger Goodell comparing risks of football to sitting on couch

Dave Duerson’s son called Roger Goodell’s comments about the risks of football “an insult.” During his state of the league press conference on Friday, Goodell downplayed the risks of head injury and CTE. “There’s risk in life. There’s risk sitting on the couch,” Goodell said, via Bernie Augustine of the New York Daily News. “What we want to do is get people active...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Goodell speaks about future of Pro Bowl in annual address

The future of the Pro Bowl seems to be up in the air after Commissioner Roger Goodell expressed his unhappiness with the product. After Team Irvin completely destroyed Team Rice with a 49-27 rout, Goodell spoke about the performance and future of the Pro Bowl in his annual “State of the League” press conference. Goodell referred to the game not looking like what an all-star...
Via Gamedayr
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL considering moving Pro Bowl to Australia

The NFL has a bold new proposal for the Pro Bowl – play it in Australia. According to NFL VP of International Mark Waller, the league is looking at moving the game down under to raise interest. NFL's Mark Waller says the league is considering a proposal to move Pro Bowl to Australia. Indicates it is a real possibility — Les Carpenter (@Lescarpenter) February 5, 2016 On...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Goodell wants to keep Raiders, Chargers in home markets

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell covered a whole host of issues at his annual press conference focusing on the state of the league. Among the most interesting topics covered was the future of the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers in their current home markets. Simply put, Goodell stated that the league will work to keep these two teams in their current cities: On San Diego...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Goodell wants two personal fouls to equal automatic ejection

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is advocating a policy in which any player who gets two personal fouls called against him would be automatically ejected. Goodell made this known Friday during his Super Bowl State of the NFL press conference, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media: Wow. Roger Goodell says he'll pursue a policy of, if a player gets two personal fouls in a game, it results...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Goodell: NFL working on Rooney Rule for women

NFL franchises and required to interview minority candidates for head coaching positions because of the “Rooney Rule,” and commissioner Roger Goodell said the league is working on a new guideline that requires women be interviewed for when an executive job is open. Goodell shared this plan while speaking at the NFL Women’s Summit, according to Richard Deitsch of Sports...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dean Blandino: NFL still 'evaluating' PSI information

It’s been more than a year now, and it sure sounds like we’re not very close to putting Deflategate fully behind us. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell raised eyebrows earlier this week when he said the NFL collected PSI data during the 2015 season not as a research study, rather the league was doing “spot checks” after the controversy surrounding the New England Patriots and...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Goodell claims he hasn’t watched Concussion but plans to do so

When the first ads for Concussion started popping up on NFL broadcasts, some speculated this movie would deal a massive blow to the NFL and football in general. However, opening day came and went with little change for the most popular sport and league in the U.S. Whether this was due to a poor box office showing, average reviews, or Sony pulling some punches from the finished...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Goodell not necessarily opposed to NFL team in Las Vegas

Roger Goodell has opened the door on an NFL franchise in Las Vegas. In an appearance on Wednesday’s Rich Eisen Show, Goodell was asked about the prospects of a team in Las Vegas, and he made it sound like he wouldn’t personally stand in the way if owners voted through a hypothetical proposal. “Ultimately, it’s the ownership’s decision,” Goodell told Eisen, via John...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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