Now we have a good idea why the NFL sought extra security for league commissioner Roger Goodell at his Maine residence last month. A radio sales director, Mike Marcello, relayed the story to WHOM-FM radio (h/t NECN.com) of walking into a Scarborough, Maine grocery store to buy some green peppers and trash bags (can’t have one without the other). Show More Summary
Last month, the NFL reportedly asked authorities in Maine to keep an eye on a house owned there by Commissioner Roger Goodell, given the potential for Patriots fans shenanigans. The league also should have paid attention to the local grocery stores, too. Via NECN.com, the sales director for several radio stations saw Goodell in the…
It seems unlikely that anything could threaten Roger Goodell’s grip on the position of NFL commissioner, with each year setting fresh records for profits, but Goodell’s handling of domestic-violence incidents and DeflateGate now has owners and players talking about the scope of his powers. And that could be significant. A message was sent “quietly” — […]
Are there finally cracks in Goodell's iron grip on the league? Maybe! Elsewhere, Jameis Winston's Monday Night Football debut went well, another linebacker signed a big contract, Plaxico Burress is offended by something and more from...Show More Summary
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has become a pinata. Almost a year after Goodell was under extreme criticism following the release of the Ray Rice elevator video, he's still getting it. One of the league's best players, Cleveland Browns left tackle Joe Thomas, was critical of him over the weekend. Show More Summary
Thomas says he thinks Tom Brady's punishment is outrageous, but also theorizes that Goodell might be persecuting the star quarterback for the sake of drumming up business. Joe Thomas has come to Tom Brady's defense in DeflateGate, heavily...Show More Summary
Solid quotes here.
On the surface, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is acting strangely in the “Deflategate” controversy. He launched an expensive crusade against one of the league’s great players over what is at most a tiny rules infraction, without much evidence. Goodell also has alienated one of the league’s most powerful and respected owners, Robert Kraft. To devoted […]
“I would equate what [Tom Brady] did to driving 66 [mph] in a 65 speed zone, and getting the death penalty,” Thomas said.
Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas is one of the best in the NFL at keeping harm from befalling his quarterback. On Sunday, the eight-time Pro Bowler expressed outrage at what is happening to another team’s quarterback — Tom Brady of the Patriots. In comments made to ESPN after a Cleveland practice, Thomas ridiculed the four-game suspension […]
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The NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell will win their “Deflategate” legal case against Tom Brady and in fact, they’ll win by a slam dunk — all because of something called “Article 46,” a provision of the Collective Bargaining Agreement...Show More Summary
Things got pretty heated between Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless on ESPN’s “First Take” on Thursday. Discussing the (...)
The NFL's credibility is on the line, not the quarterback's.
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...Show More Summary
Judge Richard Berman gave Tom Brady and Roger Goodell a new deadline for settlement talks. Federal judge Richard Berman didn't stand up in court Wednesday afternoon and order the NFL to reduce Tom Brady's four-game suspension for the DeflateGate scandal, but he certainly urged them to quickly come to an agreement. Show More Summary
As a resolution in the Tom Brady Deflategate case continues to elude those involved, the judge in charge has requested the presence of both the New England Patriots quarterback and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. According to SportsCenter, U.S. Show More Summary
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell weren’t required to attend Wednesday’s hearing in Manhattan with Judge Richard Berman, but their presence will be mandatory if there’s no settlement of their dispute over Brady’s four-game suspension by August 31. Berman said Wednesday that he wants both sides to continue working toward a settlement…
On Tuesday, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady met with NFL officials — including Commissioner Roger Goodell — at an undisclosed location in New York to try and settle his four-game DeflateGate suspension. The talks “got nowhere,” according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, and thus both sides will be back in a New York City courtroom […]
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell met Tuesday ahead of Wednesday’s hearing in Manhattan. According to Larry Neumeister and Gethin Coolbaugh of the Associated Press, Brady and Goodell were unable to reach an agreement to settle the case despite four hours of meeting on Tuesday. Without an agreement, the Wednesday…