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NFL Boss Roger Goodell Makes Up for Dropping the Ball on Domestic Violence Policy

3 days agoNews : Truthdig

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 Lays Out New Penalty For Domestic Violence: 6-Game Suspension

3 days agoNews : The Two-Way

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.

Roger Goodell Admits The NFL Dropped The Ball On Domestic Violence

NFLCommissionerRogerGoodelltriedtocorrectawrongtoday.Inalettertoleagueowners,ESPNreports thatGoodelltoldleagueowners“Ididn’tgetitright”inresponsetotheissueofdomesticviolenceandpartiallyduetoRavens’runningbackRayRice’stwo-gamesuspensionforaphysicalaltercationwithhiswifecaughtoncamera.

NFL: We Blew It on Domestic Violence

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 Commish: ‘I Didn’t Get It Right’ on Ray Rice Domestic Violence Suspension

3 days agoNews : Mediaite

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell apologized today for the league's lenient discipline on domestic violence and changed NFL policy on the issue immediately.

Goodell in letter to NFL owners: I didn't get Ray Rice punishment right

Roger Goodell admitted in a letter to NFL owners that he didn't get the Ray Rice punishment right.

After Rice, NFL increases domestic violence bans

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.

NFLPA on domestic violence penalties: If we believe due process rights are violated, we’ll intervene

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…

Goodell apologizes, toughens domestic abuse policy

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

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

Roger Goodell outlines increased discipline for domestic violence incidents in letter to owners

3 days agoSports : RosenBlog

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

Goodell Gets It Right with Sweeping Changes to NFL's Domestic Violence Policy

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

Full text of Roger Goodell's letter to NFL teams

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.

We Must Be High Day Continues on KSK: Roger Goodell Admits He Made a Mistake With Ray Rice Suspension

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.

NFL toughens its stance against domestic violence

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.

NFL Commissioner Institutes Lifetime Ban for Second Domestic Violence 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 Announces New Domestic Violence Policy That Bans Second-Time Offenders For Life

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 Ray Rice punishment: 'I didn't get it right'

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

NFL Announces Severe New Penalties For Domestic Violence

3 days agoSports : Deadspin

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...

NFL commish Roger Goodell admits 'I didn't get it right' on Ray Rice

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.

Roger Goodell’s letter to NFL owners on domestic violenceT

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…

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