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Goodell forced to testify in Ray Rice hearing

It was reported yesterday by Adam Schefter that Roger Goodell will be coerced into testifying in the Ray Rice hearing. Roger Goodell is being forced to testify at the Ray Rice hearing by judge's ruling, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 23, 2014So what does this mean? Ray Rice is appealing his indefinite suspension and the hearing has two main purposes. First...
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London NFL Team? The Pros and Cons:

Can the NFL really expand into foreign territory? The NFL’s International Series continues this Sunday as the Detroit Lions take on the Atlanta Falcons at legendary Wembley Stadium in London. With one more London game scheduled for this season, and the potential for four London games next season, it is clear that the NFL has made some progress when it comes to expanding its game...
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Ray Rice's wife likely to testify at his NFL grievance hearing

Janay Rice, the wife of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, will likely testify during the grievance hearing regarding her husband's indefinite suspension by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, two sources with knowledge of Rice's camp's plans told FOX Sports. As part of her testimony, Janay Rice will offer her account of the meeting she and Ray had with Goodell before...
Via Fox Sports
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Ozzie Newsome, Dick Cass to testify at Ray Rice's appeal hearing, sources say

Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome and team president Dick Cass have been informed in a ruling by a third-party arbitrator that they must testify at the appeal hearing for Ray Rice, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Former federal judge Barbara S. Jones determined that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has to testify in Rice's hearing, which is set for Nov...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Roger Goodell being forced to testify in Ray Rice hearing

I’m sure NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is freaking out right about now, since he has to testify during Ray Rice’s hearing in early November. Rice is claiming the NFL punished him twice–which would violate the current CBA–after they suspended two games and then went back and suspended him indefinitely after the video was released that showed him knocking out his wife in...
Via Pro Football Zone
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Wednesday's Sports Briefs

FOOTBALL NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been told to testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press. Former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones, the neutral arbiter selected to hear the appeal, informed the parties of her decision. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details haven't...
Via AP on Fox
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Roger Will Be Forced To Testify In Ray Rice’s Appeal

Roger Goodell will be dragged back out in the Ray Rice matter yet again. The biggest question is why is Goodell being forced to testify, seems like he’s hiding something. Jig is up. Roger Goodell is being forced to testify at the Ray Rice hearing by judge’s ruling, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 23, 2014 The post Roger Will Be Forced To Testify In Ray...
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Report: Roger Goodell Told To Testify In Ray Rice’s Suspension Appeal

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been told to testify in Ray Rice’s appeal of his indefinite suspension, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Wednesday night. Former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones, the neutral arbiter selected to hear the appeal, informed the parties of her decision Wednesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details...
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Judge rules NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell must testify about Ray Rice

If you thought that the Ray Rice story would go away just because the Baltimore Ravens are playing amazing right now, you were dead wrong. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell must testify about the matter, thanks to a judge’s ruling: Roger Goodell is being forced to testify at the Ray Rice hearing by judge's ruling, per source. — Adam Schefter...
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Judge rules NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell must testify in court about Ray Rice

If you thought that the Ray Rice story would go away just because the Baltimore Ravens are playing amazing right now, you were dead wrong. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell must testify about the matter, thanks to a judge’s ruling: Roger Goodell is being forced to testify at the Ray Rice hearing by judge's ruling, per source. — Adam Schefter...
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AP source: Goodell told to testify in Rice appeal

A person familiar with the case has told The Associated Press that an arbiter has ruled that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the appeal have not been made public. The arbiter, former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones, informed the parties of her decision...
Via AP on Fox
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Sources: Roger Goodell forced to testify at Ray Rice appeal hearing

When a judge hears Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension in early November, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will be in attendance. And will have to testify. FOX Sports 1 NFL Insider Mike Garafolo confirmed earlier reports Wednesday that Barbara S. Jones has informed Goodell the he will have to testify at the appeal hearing, scheduled for Nov. 5 and 6. Jones, a former...
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AP source: Arbiter rules NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should testify in Ray Rice's appeal

NEW YORK (AP) AP source: Arbiter rules NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should testify in Ray Rice's appeal.
Via AP on Fox
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Report: Roger Goodell will have to testify in Ray Rice case

If NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had hopes to remain out of the Ray Rice appeal, which is set for early next month, those hopes have reportedly been thrown out the window. Roger Goodell is being forced to testify at the Ray Rice hearing by judge's ruling, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 23, 2014 This is an extremely interesting development. Goodell will...
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Judge rules Goodell must testify in Rice case

Roger Goodell will be forced to testify at the hearing on Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension by a judge's ruling, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Tuesday. ESPN and multiple media reports said on Tuesday that the hearing will be heard Nov. 5-6. Rice was suspended indefinitely Sept. 8 for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy after a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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NFL Notes: Ray Rice, Bills, Chargers, Colts

Ray Rice NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is being forced to testify at the Ray Rice hearing according to the judge’s ruling. (Adam Schefter) Bills G Kraig Urbik is expected to replace rookie G Cyril Richardson in the Bills’ starting lineup this weekend. (Joe Buscaglia) Chargers The Chargers have ruled out RBs Donald Brown and Ryan Mathews for Thursday night’s game....
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Roger Goodell Will Be Forced To Testify In Ray Rice Appeal

Things just got interesting in the appeal of Ray Rice’s indefiinite suspension. According to Adam Schefter, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will be forced to testify to his knowledge of events. Roger Goodell is being forced to testify at the Ray Rice hearing by judge's ruling, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 23, 2014
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Roger Goodell Will Be Forced to Testify in Ray Rice’s Appeal

If Roger Goodell has nothing to hide, why does he have to be forced to testify? Roger Goodell is being forced to testify at the Ray Rice hearing by judge's ruling, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 23, 2014
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Does ESPN have a double standard with Skip Bayless and Bill Simmons?

It’s no secret that ESPN’s internal discipline has often been inconsistent; they even admit that, with vice-president Patrick Steigman (Bristol’s director of digital and print media) telling ombudsman Robert Lipsyte in September, “We don’t treat everyone the same but we treat everyone fairly.” Still, this week has set up a double standard that seems farfetched even by...
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NFL Notes: Ray Rice, Broncos, Cowboys, Eagles & Steelers

NFL The National Football League will introduce an annual award this year to recognize NFL players who exemplify outstanding sportsmanship on the field, commissioner Roger Goodell announced today. “While we enjoy the incredible performance of NFL players on the field, we must never forget a core value of football that transcends all levels of play and exemplifies the complete...
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Report: NFL May Have 2 Different Conduct Policies for Players and Staff

The NFL’S new personal conduct policy may have 2 different layers to it and affect players differently from everyone else. Under the old policy, everyone was subject to the same policy under commissioner Roger Goodell and team personnel was subject to the same punishment as a player. Now, according to Peter King the NFL has revamped the whole system. One for players and one for...
Via BlackSportsOnline
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Hypocrite Katie Nolan finds mocking Tourette's syndrome funny

Phil Mushnick points out that recently, [Katie] Nolan "won attention and applause for her take on the NFL’s untreated domestic abuse cases. With a photo of commissioner Roger Goodell over her shoulder, she excoriated the league for its betrayal of 'my values and beliefs.'"Seems her values and beliefs include making fun of those battling Tourette's syndrome...
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Report: NFL already has handed out $21.5 million in fines

The NFL isn’t even halfway through its regular season and the players have already lost more than double what they lost last year due to suspensions and fines. According to CPA Robert Raiola, NFL players have been forced to pay $21,529,652.50 in suspensions and fines, compared to $10.5 million over the entire 2013 season. Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington coughed...
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Arbiter to decide soon about Goodell testimony on Ray Rice suspension

  A person familiar with the case tells The Associated Press a neutral arbiter is expected to decide early next week whether NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should testify during an appeal of Ray Rice's indefinite suspension. Goodell said last week he'd leave the decision to former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones. She was picked by the commissioner and the players'...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

N.J. lawmakers ask Giants, Jets owners to call for Goodell's firing

In a letter sent Tuesday, two state senators asked the owners of the New York Jets and New York Giants football teams to call for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s firing because of how he has handled domestic violence within the league. The letter was signed by Sen. Loretta Weinberg, D-Teaneck, and Sen. Jennifer Beck, R-Monmouth, and was supported by a bipartisan group of 15 female...
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