NFL preparing to have a hand in standardizing gloves

The National Football League can tell you what color your cleats should be, how your jersey should look and what helmet facemask is allowed and which is not. Now it appears the NFL is going to take control over the gloves players wear. Somehow, the gloves have gone overlooked by the NFL long enough, and that is about to change. “There are no standards right now,” NFL executive...
Via The Comeback
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL believes fans aren't educated when it comes to rules

The NFL, after painstakingly studying the grey area known as the catch rule, concluded that there isn’t any room for improvement in the rules themselves and that the lack of understanding comes from just that; the fans lack of understanding for the intricacies of the rule. But do the written rules supersede what the eyes see? That’s what the NFL is trying to tell its fans, and...
Via The Comeback
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Massage parlor owned by Troy Vincent sued for sexual assault

Former NFL player and current NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent, his Essence Salon, his partners and a former employee have been sued by a former client who says she was sexually molested by one of the salon’s masseurs back in 2007. The masseur’s name is Joseph T. Jones Sr., and he was indicted for the incident in question on July 20, 2007 ...
Via Sportsnaut
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots staffers could still face Deflategate discipline

The New England Patriots requested last week — in the wake of quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension related to Deflategate being nullified — that two suspended staffers, equipment assistant John Jastremski and officials locker room attendant Jim McNally, both be reinstated. The NFL said the request was “under review,” and new details of that review process emerged...
September 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts Executive Has Undeniable Tie To NFL League Office, Troy Vincent

The Deflategate controversy has exposed plenty of connections in the NFL offices to the New York Jets. It turns out there’s also a pretty undeniable tie to the Indianapolis Colts. All along, former New York Jets executive and current NFL exec Mike Kensil has been tied to the investigation. As pointed out Friday, there’s a Colts connection that’s actually...
August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Troy Vincent did not know that balls could deflate naturally

Roughly six months ago, no casual football fan ever thought about the air pressure inside a football. Most players probably didn’t consider it an important issue, either. And while it would be unreasonable to expect NFL officials to understand all the science behind the inflation level a ball, they have brought much of this on themselves. Which is why people like NFL executive...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Vincent criticizes NFLPA over spending millions on lawsuits

NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent indicated in a recent interview with ESPN that the NFL Players Association is wasting valuable financial resources in challenging his boss, Roger Goodell, in court. “Look at the amount of money being spent on legal fees for a handful of people,” the former NFL defensive back told ESPN. “It’s millions and...
Via Sportsnaut
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL may look into making pass interference a 15-yard penalty

By Kevin Causey The NFL game is always changing. Sometimes changes are made for the better and sometimes the changes don’t go over as well as planned. The NFL will continue to look at their rules this offseason and will make changes as they feel necessary. One big debate set for this offseason is instant replay and how it relates to penalties that were or were not called on the...
Via This Given Sunday
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Troy Vincent says he played with six openly gay NFL teammates

Former defensive back Troy Vincent said that during his 15-year NFL career he "played with six openly gay players in the locker room," though he did not offer the names, and added that the individuals were accepted by teammates without issue. Vincent, recently named executive vice president of football operations for the league, said those teammates had not publicly announced their...
Via Fox Sports West
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL homecomings geared toward alumni

Not often is the NFL looked at as a family, what with concussion lawsuits and lockouts. Troy Vincent is trying to change that through the league's player engagement initiatives, including its new ''Legends Program'' and a series of homecomings for former players. It's something the former All-Pro cornerback is passionate about. A one-time president of the NFL Players Association...
Via Associated Press
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

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