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President Obama -- RIPS ROGER GOODELL ... NFL 'Behind the Curve' On Dom. Violence

President Barack Obama just went after Roger Goodell -- saying the NFL Commish is "winging it" when it comes to the league's disciplinary action on domestic violence. Obama called in to ESPN's "The Herd" and talked to Colin Cowherd about the…

Obama on NFL discipline: “You don’t want to be winging it”

President Obama seems to agree with those who say NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been making it up as he goes along when handling player discipline. In an interview with Colin Cowherd on ESPN Radio, Obama said today that the Ray Rice case troubled him as it shined a spotlight on domestic violence in America.…

Mara declines to give Goodell vote of confidence

Given that a vote of confidence often is viewed as a kiss of death, maybe it’s a good thing that Giants co-owner John Mara has opted not to provide a vote of confidence to Commissioner Roger Goodell.  The better explanation could be that Mara gets it. In an interview with Jenny Vrentas of, Mara…

Former NFLPA Head Troy Vincent Blasts Union for Ignoring Domestic Abuse Victims

I was set to write a column on Roger Goodell. Then the phone rang. It was Troy Vincent, NFL executive vice president of football operations—and one of the point men in the NFL's fight to regain its respectability in the wake of mishandling domestic violence cases. Show More Summary

Can Roger Goodell Change Football?

Despite the NFL and Roger Goodell's past missteps, Carly Puch is looking at the NFL's new personal conduct policy with hope. The post Can Roger Goodell Change Football? appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Transcript: Roger Goodell Doesn't Know What's Going On

2 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

ESPN's Don Van Natta Jr. published a nice scoop yesterday, having gotten his hands on the transcript from Ray Rice's suspension appeal hearing. He highlights one particular exchange which shows that if you take him at his word, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has absolutely no idea what's going on in his own operation and is basically a potted plant. Read more...

Roger Goodell -- I Half-Assed My Job ... When It Came to Ray Rice

Roger Goodell ADMITTED he didn't thoroughly read NFL security reports about the Ray Rice elevator attack... this according to new transcripts from the Rice suspension hearing. The transcript, obtained by ESPN, contains testimony from November…

The NFL’s New Personal Conduct Policy: Goodell Doesn’t Get Personal Enough

Wai Sallas got that letter from Roger Goodell today about the NFL's new personal conduct policy and the small percentage of 'bad actors' we need to get cleaned up. But he thinks maybe you are - ahem - overlooking someone. The post The NFL’s New Personal Conduct Policy: Goodell Doesn’t Get Personal Enough appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Report refutes Goodell statements on Ray Rice investigation

Roger Goodell admits he fumbled the Ray Rice case – but let’s go to the replay anyway.

NFL will discuss expanded playoffs at March owners’ meeting

The NFL will discuss expanding the playoffs when the owners meet in March. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said today that expanded playoffs were not a topic for this week’s owners’ meeting, but he does expect the Competition Committee to study the matter and the owners to discuss it at the spring league meeting. “That’s something…

OTL Report Unveils Inconsistencies in Roger Goodell's Testimony on Ray Rice Case

The National Football League's handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence saga has been shrouded in dubious accountability. Wednesday offered a new twist to the ongoing story. Outside The Lines' Don Van Natta Jr. reports that the NFL...Show More Summary

Roger Goodell reaches out to fans regarding new personal conduct policy

The commissioner of the NFL tells fans that new policy will prevent issues in the future. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reached out to fans in an email Wednesday to discuss the league's new personal conduct policy. In his email, Goodell...Show More Summary

Roger Goodell put little effort into Ray Rice investigation, report reveals

A report by ESPN's Outside the Lines revealed how Roger Goodell contradicted himself on key questions during Ray Rice's suspension appeal hearing. Roger Goodell's testimony during Ray Rice's suspension appeal hearing revealed the NFL...Show More Summary

Goodell to fans: NFL puts character and values above everything else

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent an email to NFL fans today to brief them on changes to the league’s personal conduct policy. “You give so much to our game and its success,” Goodell said in the email to fans. “In return, as you should, you hold us to high standards, both on and off the…

Meet the nine owners who will oversee the NFL’s new player conduct policy

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

At the heart of the new player conduct policy announced by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is a conduct committee, a panel of nine owners who will be “responsible for reviewing the policy at least annually and recommending changes to the policy going forward.” They will be, the NFL says, advised by former players, executives and […]

The NFL's New Disciplinary Rules Require A Flowchart

2 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

The NFL unveiled changes to its personal conduct policy, and all you need to know about Roger Goodell and the owners is that they think their biggest failing in this year's domestic-violence scandals was not having enough power. Read more...

Details of the NFL's new personal conduct policy

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the league's new personal conduct policy on Wednesday.

Goodell says NFL will hire new head of discipline

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has announced a new personal conduct policy that he says “significantly strengthens our conduct rules,” as the NFL attempts to move past the mess that embroiled the league in the wake of the Ray Rice case. Goodell said the NFL will hold everyone — not just players but owners, coaches, team…

New conduct policy strips Goodell of player discipline role

NFL owners passed a new personal conduct policy removing Roger Goodell from handing out discipline but keeps him in charge of appeals.

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