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NFL Starting 2015 Season With Over 30 Players Suspended

With the 2015 season less than two weeks away, the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell have wasted no time in making sure that your fantasy draft has plenty of question marks. With over 30 players suspended to start the season, you don’t know who to pick! The official number is 34 players who will be suspended for at least the opening week of the season. Two of those suspensions...
Via Gamedayr
1 day ago  |  Discuss

DID THE NFL DESTROY KEY DEFLATEGATE EVIDENCE?

This is not something that will be considered by Judge Richard Berman in Tom Brady’s Appeal of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s arbitration decision but it illustrates a key reason why Goodell was conflicted out of hearing the appeal but also why he should never have undertaken an investigation in January after the AFC Championship Game. The reason? The destruction of the physical...
Via Foxboro Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots In The Way Of Goodell Turning NFL Into WWE

ope or hate. Those are the only two reasons why anyone watches professional football. Sure, there are the perverts (like me) who watch for the grace of the athletes, the speed, the power and the sheer size combined into explosive packages that collide once every forty seconds – but the casual fan, the ones who combine to comprise 95% of the National Football League’s total revenue...
Via Foxboro Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Reinstates Falcons President Rich McKay As Competition Committee Chairman

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Atlanta Falcons team president Rich McKay has been reinstated as chairman of the NFL’s powerful Competition Committee, the league said Thursday, after a nearly five-month suspension for the use of artificial noise at the Georgia Dome during games. Commissioner Roger Goodell made the decision after meeting with McKay in New York on Wednesday, according to...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Falcons' McKay reinstated to NFL Competition Committee

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The NFL has reinstated Falcons team president Rick McKay as chairman of the league's powerful Competition Committee after suspending him from the post for the use of artificial noise at Atlanta home games. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello announced the move by Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday, one day after he met with McKay in New York. McKay was suspended...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

JUDGE DAVID S. DOTY QUESTIONS ROGER GOODELL’S UNDERSTANDING OF CBA

The deeper this Deflate Gate thing goes between NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell and Tom Brady, the greater the likelihood that Goodell is going to come out of this disagreement looking like a fool. The judge who was involved in the Adrian Peterson suspension hearings came out yesterday, saying Roger Goodell does not understand the collective bargaining agreement. Back on Feb. 26...
Via Foxboro Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Can Improve It's Image With a Change Of Face

The NFL needs to make improvements and should start by establishing a three person committee, and eliminating the commissioner position. These people should be voted in by the ownership on a three year term. Roger Goodell as commissioner has shown one person is incapable of making sound dessions, in the best interest of the league. Emperor Goodell has been given to much power...
Via Football Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Judge: 'I'm not sure (Goodell) understands' there's a CBA

Roger Goodell has appeared in court multiple times during the league’s lengthy legal battle with Tom Brady and the NFL Players Association over Brady’s four-game suspension. But that doesn’t make the NFL commissioner a lawyer. That was the scathing message of Minnesota U.S. District Judge David S. Doty on Wednesday, who took a shot at Goodell during a hearing for a contempt...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Maine man taunted Goodell in grocery store, chanted 'Free Tom Brady'

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has caught a lot of flak this offseason for his role in the Tom Brady-Deflategate case. He's had a planes fly over his home with banners telling him to go back to New York and wishing Tom Brady a happy birthday. He's been criticized so much in the past that the NFL went as far as getting Goodell extra security from the local police department. Even...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Maine man says he shouted “Free Tom Brady” at Roger Goodell while he was shopping with his wife

The saga between New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and commissioner Roger Goodell still is ongoing. The NFL have made it clear that they want Brady to accept his four game suspension which has the Patriots organization and their fans pissed of. One Patriots fan decided to take matters into his own hands when he saw Goodell at a supermarket. Mike Marcello, who is the director...
Via No Guts, No Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Goodell’s Bad Decisions Include Deflategate, Ray Rice Suspension (Photos)

Roger Goodell and controversy have gone hand-in-hand during his tenure. One year after Goodell took over as NFL commissioner in 2006, he had to deal with Spygate. The New England Patriots were accused of videotaping the defensive signals of the New York Jets, and Goodell ultimately handed down a fine to both Patriots coach Bill Belichick and the team, as well as the loss of a draft...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Jonathan Kraft: NFL Disciplinary Process Might Need To Change

New England Patriots president Jonathan Kraft is ready to reconsider the NFL’s disciplinary process, which currently leaves final decision-making authority in the hands of commissioner Roger Goodell. Kraft made it clear Saturday during a radio interview he wasn’t referring specifically to the NFL’s Deflategate investigation when discussing potential changes to how the league...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Thomas says NFL is like WWE, compares Roger Goodell to Vince McMahon

The National Football League has a big problem right now and it starts and ends with commissioner Roger Goodell. Ever since the Ray Rice situation, fans and players have started to lose faith in the commissioner. But what he is trying to do to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has a lot of players speaking out against Goodell. You can add Cleveland Browns offensive lineman...
Via No Guts, No Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns’ Joe Thomas on Deflategate: ‘What does it matter?’

Cleveland Browns tackle Joe Thomas gave ESPN quite an earful on his opinion of Roger Goodell’s #Deflategate ‘witch hunt’ against quarterback Brady: “I would equate what [Tom Brady] did to driving 66 [mph] in a 65 speed zone, and getting the death penalty,” Thomas said, while also prasiing Goodell for his brilliance from a marketing standpoint. “I’m not sure if he realizes...
Via Low Brow Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Heel Turn: Joe Thomas supports Tom Brady, compares Roger Goodell to WWE’s Vince McMahon

Cleveland Browns All-Pro left tackle Joe Thomas is not the most outspoken player in the NFL. Roger Goodell’s treatment of Tom Brady in the so-called Deflategate controversy, however, inspired No. 73 to offer his two cents, which included comparing the NFL commish to WWE boss Vince McMahon. From ESPN’s Pat McManamon: “It’s turning into the WWE really. It’s like the Vince...
Via Waiting For Next Year
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Donald Trump rips Roger Goodell over Brady, Deflategate

    Donald Trump was one of the first people to defend Tom Brady after the Ted Wells report was released, and the Republican presidential candidate has not backed down from his stance. In an interview with FOX Business earlier this week, Trump ripped Roger Goodell and the NFL for the way they have dragged Brady through the mud. “I think it’s ridiculous the way they...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Emperor Goodell Article 46 Authority To Impose Discipline

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stated;  " The ownership instills in the commissioner, and we negotiated that with the union in the collective bargaining agreement, the authority of the commissioner to protect the integrity of the game". This would be NFL Article 46. Emperor Goodell uses his authority and issues Tom Brady a four game suspension for his suggested involvement in deflating...
Via Football Nation
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Skip Bayless: Tom Brady was 'framed' by Roger Goodell

Deflategate evokes passionate responses on either side of the issue, and that was on full display on the set of ESPN’s “First Take” on Thursday. Skip Bayless said he believes New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady got a raw deal from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for his alleged role in Deflategate. “He got branded as a cheater and a liar … If your NFL legacy is...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s the problem Mr. Goodell? Concede something…anything

With the season closing in, and still no decision from Judge Berman regarding Tom Brady’s suspension, it would seem Tom Brady has made the first move. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport and Albert Breer report, per sources involved in the proceedings, that Brady is willing to negotiate some form of admittance to a lack of cooperation and punishment in the form of a fine or loss of game...
Via Foxboro Blog
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Playing violently is the name of the game for Danny Shelton

Danny Shelton’s first appearance on an NFL stage made him look like something of a gentle giant, as he hoisted Commissioner Roger Goodell off his feet with a draft day bear hug while wearing a traditional Polynesian ensemble. Shelton also showed a fun side during the Browns’ joint practices in Buffalo when he tried to scare/surprise his former Washington teammate Andrew Hudson...
Via Waiting For Next Year
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Brady’s suspension to start Sept. 5 with no settlement, ruling

U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman warned the NFL and NFL Players Association that he might not make a ruling on Tom Brady’s four-game suspension appeal before Week 1 of the NFL season. Berman, in a settlement conference in the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Courthouse in New York, said Wednesday he hopes to make a ruling on the Deflategate suspension by Sept. 4, but that it would...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Network analyst blasts Goodell, calls Deflategate a 'witch hunt'

Being critical of Roger Goodell is one of the easiest things that someone working in sports commentary can do.  Goodell has the popularity of an Ohio State superfan walking through the streets of Ann Arbor, Michigan at the moment.  His handling of DeflateGate has done the impossible and turned the four-time Super Bowl champion Patriots into sympathetic victims of an incompetent...
Via Awful Announcing
10 days ago  |  Discuss

'Deflategate' back in court after Brady-Goodell talks fail

NEW YORK (AP) New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady returns to practice and lawyers for the NFL and its players union face a federal judge Wednesday after settlement talks failed to reach a deal in football's deflation scandal. Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell along with their lawyers faced off for about four hours in New York City on Wednesday in an 11th-hour effort...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

AP: Goodell and Brady meet, but Deflategate still unresolved

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell met Tuesday to discuss settling the "Deflategate" legal case but were unsuccessful, two people familiar with the case told The Associated Press. The failure to strike a deal after about four hours of talks means a Wednesday hearing will proceed as scheduled. The people, who spoke...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

AP: Goodell and Brady meet, but Deflategate still unresolved

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell met Tuesday to discuss settling the "Deflategate" legal case but were unsuccessful, two people familiar with the case told The Associated Press. The failure to strike a deal after about four hours of talks means a Wednesday hearing will proceed as scheduled. The people, who spoke...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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