Experts Looking for Tougher Stance From NFL on Domestic Violence

Normally I would say that the United States Government has better things to do than worry about the business of a specific professional sports league. That’s not the case here. In all of its success, the National Football League is not your ordinary pro sports league. And domestic violence is an issue that all Americans should take seriously.  So it shouldn’t come as much of...
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Experts want to see NFL act on domestic violence

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Ravens running back Ray Rice is sitting out two games for domestic violence. A positive marijuana test, meanwhile, means Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will miss a full year. Critics of the NFL's arbitrary policy toward domestic violence point to the contrast between the punishments and say it's time for the league to crack down on players who hurt...
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An ESPN Survey Shows That NFL Players Would Be Okay With HGH Testing In Exchange For Guaranteed Contracts

While HGH testing is quite common in MLB — baseball tests for human growth hormone in the middle of the season — that isn’t exactly the case with the NFL. Despite reaching an agreement with the NFLPA in 2011 to test for HGH, the NFL is still having difficulty directly testing for HGH because the NFLPA doesn’t want commissioner Roger Goodell to be the only one who gets...
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Goodell needs to get out of punishment business

Roger Goodell’s job can be defined ever so simply: Don’t f*#k it up. As the commissioner of the greatest sports league on the planet, Goodell’s primary focus, every single day, is to keep the train on tracks. The NFL is one of the greatest brands on the planet. Goodell’s job is to keep that intact. The league and its owners make money faster than the Denver mint can print...
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NFL Fails to Send Message in Suspension of Brandon Meriweather

As much as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell would like us to believe that his primary goal has been to protect the shield during his tenure, the executive hasn’t necessarily taken many necessary steps to protect that shield.  The latest suspension of Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather for just two games following his most recent incident is a prime example of this. The...
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Sources: Brent likely to be handed suspension

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says the team would clear a roster spot for Josh Brent once the NFL reinstates him, but sources say league punishment is coming for the defensive tackle. He is among the players awaiting disciplinary decisions from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and the league office, and based on information from league sources, Brent will not be playing for the...
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49ers Unsure if Aldon Smith Ruling Will Come Before Week 1

The San Francisco 49ers appear to be out of the loop as it relates to knowing about Aldon Smith’s potential suspension. The star linebacker was sentenced to 11 days work crew and three years probation over a month ago stemming from DUI and weapons charges that he pled no contest to earlier in the year.  He also met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell earlier this month. But the...
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Greg Gumbel hasn’t said the Redskins name in the three years

There’s a current movement of NFL on-air personalities away from using of the name “Redskins,” but Greg Gumbel has been ahead of that curve for a few years. “I was just telling our PR Department I haven’t said the name on the air in three years, I just didn’t feel the need to call a news conference and announce it. It’s just my personal choice,” Gumbel told me during...
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Bill Polian says Josh Gordon doesn’t belong on football field

AP Image Roger Goodell and the NFL have still not decided what they’re going to do with Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon.  Gordon faces a suspension for violating the leagues substance abuse policy, although Gordon pleades innocence saying the failed drugs test was due to breathing in second-hand marijuana smoke. Former Indianapolis Colts general manager Bill Polian...
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NFL Ref Mike Carey Avoided Washington Games For Seven Seasons Due To Name

Mike Carey was an NFL official for 19 seasons, but if you look at the games he officiated during his final seven, you might notice something missing. Carey didn’t officiate a single Washington Redskins game after 2006. “The league respectfully honored my request not to officiate Washington,” Carey told the Washington Post’s Mike Wise. “It happened sometime after I refereed...
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Johnson, Lions' receivers cooking up alternative TD celebrations

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Don't look for Calvin Johnson to pull a Jimmy Graham and try to challenge the NFL's new rule against dunking the football over the goal post. "I'm not letting Goodell get in my pockets," Johnson said, referring to Graham, a tight end for New Orleans who dunked twice in a preseason game last week, being fined by the NFL and commissioner...
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An Open Letter To Roger Goodell

Dear Mr. Goodell, How are you today?  Is the weather nice nice in New York today?  I bet you have a really nice office, filled with rich mahogany and leather bound books.  Anyway, I am writing to you because I feel as though we have been drifting apart these last 8 years.  I have just […] The post An Open Letter To Roger Goodell by Andrew LeTourneau appeared first on Water Cooler Sports.
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5 things we learned about the New Orleans Saints after preseason Week 2

We’re slowly making our way towards the regular season kickoff against the Falcons, and in Week 2 of the preseason the New Orleans Saints managed to impress against an inferior Tennessee Titans squad. Here’s what we learned: 5.) Jimmy Graham gives no fudge In an effort to keep this a family-friendly site, let’s just say Jimmy Graham doesn’t care what anyone else thinks....
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WATCH: Detroit Lions Broadcast Team Throws a Verbal Haymaker at Raiders Fans

The Detroit Lions were in Oakland for a preseason game with the Raiders Friday night. The game itself was okay, but the hardest hit of the night was not by anyone on the field. No, it came courtesy of the Lions broadcast team.No actual punches were thrown--it was something they said.@RantSportsDuring the game the camera found a Lions fan amidst a sea of Raiders supporters and had...
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NFL Gives in to Pressure, New Domestic Violence Policy Coming Soon

Always battling its own image in the PR game, the National Football League is reportedly going to change its domestic violence policy as early as next month (The Washington Post).  Fresh off his disastrous handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence scandal this offseason, Roger Goodell has likely given in to pressure from outside of his office in New York City. As someone who claims...
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Maine Governor Paul LePage writes letter to Roger Goodell blasting punishment of Ray Rice

When the video of Ray Rice dragging his now-wife Janay Palmer out of a New Jersey casino elevator surfaced, everyone wondered what kind of punishment the Ravens running back would receive from commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL. After meeting with the couple, Goodell levied a two-game suspension for Rice’s violation of the NFL’s personal […]
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Maine Governor Threatens NFL Boycott Over Ray Rice Suspension

AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage, outraged that National Football League player Ray Rice received only a two-game suspension for a domestic violence arrest, pledged to boycott the league and called on its commissioner to take the issue seriously. In a scathing letter sent to Roger Goodell on Tuesday, the outspoken Republican governor said the punishment given to the Baltimore...
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WATCH: Entire Jets team takes ALS ice bucket challenge

The ALS ice bucket challenge has been gathering steam over the last few days after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell accepted and completed the challenge before calling out Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll. The challenge, requires participants to pour a bucket of ice water over their heads within 24-hours of being challenged or donate money to ALS research. Over the last 48...
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Pete Carroll Happily Took The Ice Bucket Challenge Because Of Course He Did

The ice bucket challenge has gotten to the point where it’s more surprising to learn that someone hasn’t done it. When Roger Goodell of all people is dumping ice water on himself to help raise awareness for fighting ALS, you know something has become ubiquitous. The Commissioner of the NFL challenged Pete Carroll to do the ice bucket challenge and Carroll used a press conference...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: Roger Goodell challenges Michael Strahan to Ice Bucket Challenge

Just one day after Giants president John Mara participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took his turn. Thanks @sfujita55. I challenge @PeteCarroll & @michaelstrahan to the ALS #IceBucketChallenge! — Roger Goodell (@nflcommish) August 12, 2014 After completing the task himself, he nominated former Giant and new Hall of Famer...
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All hail The Commish! Goodell takes part in ice bucket challenge

You gotta hand it to Roger Goodell. The NFL Commissioner was called out by retired linebacker Scott Fujita to take part in the Ice Bucket Challenge, which is attempting to raise awareness for ALS. Well, good ole Roger did just that. Barefoot! Goodell passed the challenge on to Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and FOX NFL Sunday host Michael Strahan. It's now up to you, guys....
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Goodell Does Ice Bucket Challenge (Video)

What do commissioners of multi-billion dollar sports leagues do when their sport is not in season? Apparently not much, which is why NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had  plenty of time to participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge that has been circulating around the web over the past few weeks. The challenge is simple, a person get called out by someone who has successfully completed...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Timberlake, Roger Goodell Among Recent Notables To Do ALS Challenge

At this point, it might be more useful to alert people about who hasn’t done the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. It seems like everyone from celebrities, athletes and everyday folks have dumped freezing water over their heads to raise awareness about the debilitating disease and it seems to be working as donations to the ALS Association have increased this month. Add Justin Timberlake...
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Video: Roger Goodell takes the ALS Ice bucket challenge

This ice bucket challenge for ALS is going worldwide. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell challenges Pete Carrol and Michael Strahan in this video.New York Giants owner John Mara recently challenged Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft. Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman already partook, and challenged Gronk, Amendola and Brady. None of the above have accepted, yet.RELATED:Bill Belichick...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Roger Goodell Beasts Ice Bucket Challenge

Video of Roger Goodell beasting the Ice Bucket Challenge to help raise awareness for ALS.
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14 days ago  |  Discuss
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