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Report: NFL employees turn over phone, email records in Ray Rice investigation

  Nearly 500 employees at NFL headquarters in New York turned over phone and email records to investigators looking into how Commissioner Roger Goodell and his staff pursued and handled evidence in the Ray Rice case, two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because details of the investigation...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Looking less and less likely the Raiders will move to Los Angeles in 2015

Here goes my usual disclaimer. Everything related to the stadium issue that we are hearing is pure speculation. Until we hear something from Mark Davis, the Oakland Raiders or the NFL, we should take everything with a grain of salt. Until then, the stadium situation is in constant smoke screen mode. There are numerous different parties with interest in how this situation plays out...
Via cover32 - Raiders
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFLPA Sues NFL For The Ruling In Adrian Peterson Case

  The NFL player’s union has decided to sue the NFL for not reinstating Adrian Peterson after his suspension from the child abuse case. Here is a statement from the NFLPA: “Mr. Peterson is entitled immediately to be reinstated as a player in the National Football League because he has already served far more than the maximum two-game suspension that could have been imposed...
Via Geeks and Cleats
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Players Association takes NFL to court over Peterson

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The NFL Players Association has filed a federal lawsuit for Adrian Peterson, asking the court to dismiss an arbitrator's decision to uphold the NFL's punishment of the star running back. The petition was filed Monday in Minnesota, where the NFLPA has often gone to contest labor matters with the league. Peterson was suspended without pay for the remaining six games...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Union takes NFL to court over Adrian Peterson

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The NFL Players Association has filed a federal lawsuit for Adrian Peterson, asking the court to dismiss an arbitrator's decision to uphold the NFL's punishment of the star running back. The petition was filed Monday in Minnesota, where the NFLPA has often gone to contest labor matters with the league. Peterson was suspended without pay for the remaining six games...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Players Association takes NFL to court over Peterson

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The NFL Players Association has filed a federal lawsuit for Adrian Peterson, asking the court to dismiss an arbitrator's decision to uphold the NFL's punishment of the star running back. The petition was filed Monday in Minnesota, where the NFLPA has often gone to contest labor matters with the league. Peterson was suspended without pay for the remaining six games...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Union takes NFL to court over Adrian Peterson

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The NFL Players Association has filed a federal lawsuit for Adrian Peterson, asking the court to dismiss an arbitrator's decision to uphold the NFL's punishment of the star running back. The petition was filed Monday in Minnesota, where the NFLPA has often gone to contest labor matters with the league. Peterson was suspended without pay for the remaining six games...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFLPA files federal lawsuit against NFL on behalf of Vikings' Peterson

MINNEAPOLIS -- The NFL Players Association has filed a federal lawsuit for Adrian Peterson, asking the court to dismiss an arbitrator's decision to uphold the NFL's punishment of the star running back. The petition was filed Monday in Minnesota, where the NFLPA has often gone to contest labor matters with the league. Peterson was suspended without pay for the remaining six games...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Peterson to NFL exec: 'How much more you all want from me?'

Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson told a top NFL executive in the days leading up to his suspension for the rest of 2014 that he wanted Commissioner Roger Goodell to consider that he'd already lost $4 million in endorsements and missed more than half the season while his child abuse case played out. "How much more you all want from me, you know what I'm saying?" Peterson said...
Via Fox Sports North
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NFLPA Director Smith goes on offensive against NFL

Fresh off “independent” arbitrator Harold Henderson upholding the league’s suspension of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, the players association continues to throw shade at the NFL in a series of public remarks. NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith lashed out at the National Football League and Roger Goodell in a strongly-worded statement...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Peterson to NFL exec: 'How much more you all want'

Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson told a top NFL executive last month that he wanted Commissioner Roger Goodell to consider before suspending him that he'd already lost $4 million in endorsements and missed more than half the season. The six-time Pro Bowl running back spoke with Troy Vincent, the league's executive vice president for football operations, in the days leading...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Outside the Lines-NFL battle a lesson in the importance of trust

Outside the Lines and Olbermann have been after the NFL with bulldog like intensity over the league’s mishandling of the Ray Rice case.  It’s a major reason why the hour-long block of programming is one of the best in sports television.  The combination of cutting commentary and investigative reports, holding its most powerful business partner accountable, is important for...
Via Awful Announcing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Reseeding Probable if NFL Expands Playoffs

According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, it has been reported that if the NFL expands its playoff format from 12 to 14 teams that playoff reseeding could be a possibility. The Score has stated that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday that the owners will discuss expanding the playoffs in March. According to Mortensen, part of the formula that will be discusses is giving...
Via BlackSportsOnline
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Playoff Expansion & Reseeding Likely To Come In 2015

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen has spoke to several league sources who believe playoff reseeding will become a reality next year. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell mentioned last week that the league will vote in March to expand the playoff field from 12 to 14 teams for the 2015 season. According to Mortensen, the NFL will discuss the idea of having two divisional champions in each conference...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

President Obama Criticizes NFL, Roger Goodell

As with every sitting president, Barack Obama is a divisive figure around the United States. He’s also someone, mainly due to the position he holds, that you pay attention to when he talks about the situations of the day. That’s why Obama’s most recent remarks about NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and his handling of the Ray Rice situation as well as the league’s disciplinary...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson’s suspension upheld by arbitrator

On Friday it was announced that estranged Minnesota Viking running back Adrian Peterson’s suspension appeal was denied. Peterson’s appeal was heard by former NFL executive Harold Henderson last week in Washington, D.C. Henderson was appointed by commissioner Roger Goodell as arbitrator to hear the sides’ cases and issue a ruling. In upholding the NFL’s initial...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Still suspended: Adrian Peterson's appeal denied

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Adrian Peterson's appeal was stopped for no gain, when the NFL's unpaid suspension of the star running back was stayed until next spring. Peterson won't be considered for reinstatement before April 15, and by then he might not be with the Minnesota Vikings anymore. He'll likely be the plaintiff in a lawsuit against the league, though. Harold Henderson, the league...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Goodell's reign as NFL commissioner has never been stronger

His reputation was sullied along with that of the multibillion-dollar league he is paid to govern. His standing as the NFL's judge, juror and jailer was rocked to its core. His future as the most powerful commissioner in professional sports was cast in doubt. But none of this ultimately mattered. Roger Goodell not only is staying put. He has as much power as ever. The Ruler's Back...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Adrian Peterson’s appeal denied

(psychcentral.net) NFL All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson has had his appeal for reinstatement denied by the NFL, according to a report from ESPN: In upholding the NFL’s initial ruling, Henderson concluded that Peterson “has not demonstrated that the process and procedures surrounding his discipline were not fair and consistent.” Wrote Henderson: “He was afforded all the...
Via Down and Distance
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson appeal denied

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who has been away from the team since Week 1 due to a child abuse case, will not suit up for the team again this season. Appeals officer Harold Henderson has affirmed the Adrian Peterson discipline…appeal denied. — Greg Aiello (@gregaiello) December 12, 2014   That much was assured when it was announced Friday afternoon...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL revisions to Personal conduct policy includes paid leave if charged with violent crime

With the high profile cases of former Ravens running back Ray Rice, and Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson dominating headlines this season, the NFL announced it would make changes to their personal conduct policy. This season the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell seemed to be making it up as they went along when it came to disciplinary action and protocol in recent...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the NFL should not expand the playoffs

The Washington Post reported in their article (via Right Relevance) that the NFL will consider expanding the NFL playoffs by 2 teams (1 in each conference) for the 2015 season at the March league meetings. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says that he expects the proposal to be enacted by the owners. Under the new format, the playoff bracket would change from it’s current format...
Via cover32 - Raiders
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Haps – 12/11: Roger Goodell Deserves A TIME Person Of The Year Nomination (?), SNL Spoofs VH1’s ‘I Love The’ Series

What’s The Haps for December 11th? Walking Dead fans want Beth back, Sony is thinking of doing a ‘Jump Street’ and ‘Men In Black’ crossover, Germany invents a weird table game, and more. The Links - Which NFL team moves to Los Angeles? This debate again? Sony to merge ‘Jump Street’ and ‘Men in Black’ [&hellip (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) The post The...
Via No Coast Bias
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Rumors: Commissioner Roger Goodell Announces New Personal Conduct Policy

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced on Wednesday the new personal conduct policy. It was voted on unanimously by the NFL owners after a league meeting in Dallas, according to tweets from Albert Breer of NFL.com. View image | gettyimages.com The changes will take place immediately and it applies all NFL staff: owners, coaches, players, other team employees, game officials...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Goodell deserves TIME Person of the Year nomination

Annually TIME Magazine dubs one outstanding individual as it’s person of the year, a tradition as synonymous with the end-of-year festivities as the Macy’s parade on Thanksgiving or the ball dropping in New York City. Winners of this prestigious and/or infamous recognition at the heart of global culture have ranged from Adolph Hitler in 1938 to G.I. Joe in 1950, from Charles...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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