NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is pictured here at the Super Bowl in 2009. Wikimedia Commons Admitting that he hadn’t gone far enough in guiding the National Football League’s policy on domestic violence and had flubbed the Ray RiceShow More Summary
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell described the change in a letter to team owners. The league was criticized for suspending Ray Rice for only two games after his arrest on domestic violence charges.
When the NFL issued a two-game suspension to a star player who assaulted his then-fiancee, the league took much flak for treating the offense so lightly. Now, in a letter to owners, league chief Roger Goodell has issued a mea culpa, reports ESPN. "I didn't get it right," he said....
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell apologized today for the league's lenient discipline on domestic violence and changed NFL policy on the issue immediately.
Roger Goodell admitted in a letter to NFL owners that he didn't get the Ray Rice punishment right.
NEW YORK (AP) — Acknowledging he "didn't get it right" with a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence, including six weeks for a first offense and at least a year for a second.
The NFLPA has weighed in on the letter sent by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to team owners on Thursday concerning the increased penalties for domestic violence. The union knew that the league was planning to put a new policy in place under the existing personal conduct policy and their statement shows no sign that they…
National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for domestic violence Thursday, including potential life bans for repeat offenders, and apologized for issuing a weak abuse penalty last month. In a letter...Show More Summary
First-time violators will get six games, second time will get a player suspended for at least a year, Goodell admits he didn't handle Ray Rice suspension properly, Ravens running back was suspended for two games First-time violatorsShow More Summary
The NFL is getting it right this time, and sweeping change will likely soon be coming to the league's policy concerning domestic violence. In one of the more stunning proposals of Commissioner Roger Goodell's tenure, he outlined a proposal...Show More Summary
Since becoming Commissioner, my focus has been on ensuring that the NFL is held in the highest regard by our fans, players, business partners, and public authorities.
Lord Rog is not going to have any more of your domestic violence and admits the league did not handle the Ray Rice situation well.
In a letter and accompanying memo sent Thursday to every NFL team owner, Commissioner Roger Goodell announced a significant change in the league’s policy against domestic violence, with a six-game suspension for first-time offenders and a lifetime ban from the league on a second offense.
On Thursday, after admitting that he "didn't get it right" when he suspended Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for just two games for domestic violence, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell informed owners that NFL players and personnel will now be banned for life for a second domestic violence offense. Show More Summary
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced a new, stricter domestic violence policy in a memo to NFL owners on Thursday. First-time offenders who are charged with domestic violence or sexual assault will be suspended for six games. Second-time offenders will be banned for life, with the option to apply for reinstatement after one year. Show More Summary
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday announced severe new punishments for domestic violence by NFL players and personnel, citing as motivation the enormous backlash to his light discipline of Ray Rice. My disciplinary decisionShow More Summary
In a memo sent to the owners today, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced massive new punishments for all NFL personnel—not just players—who commit domestic violence offenses. Offenders will be suspended six games for a first offense, and receive an indefinite ban for a second, with the ability to apply for reinstatement after one year. Read more...
Saying "I didn't get it right" with Ray Rice, NFL commish Roger Goodell announced a dramatic new domestic violence policy for the league Thursday. A first offense under the new domestic violence policy calls for a six-game suspension, while a second offense would result in a lifetime ban.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sent the following letter to all 32 NFL owners today, a copy of which was obtained by PFT: Since becoming Commissioner, my focus has been on ensuring that the NFL is held in the highest regard by our fans, players, business partners, and public authorities. My commitment has always been to…