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Report: 49ers Star Arrested for Allegedly Beating Pregnant Fiancee

Days after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell instituted harsher penalties for domestic violence offenses, San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald reportedly got arrested for allegedly beating his pregnant fiancee. McDonald is out...Show More Summary

49ers’ Ray McDonald Arrested: Pregnant Woman Shows Bruises to Police, Bail Denied

San Francisco 49ers DL Ray McDonald was arrested on allegations of felony domestic violence on Sunday morning, just days after NFL Commissioner Roger Goddell announced that players accused of domestic violence would face harsher penalties. Show More Summary

Report: 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald arrested for domestic abuse

It might not take NFL commissioner very long to test his new get-tough-on-domestic-violence stance. NBC Bay Area's Damon Trujilo is reporting that San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald has been arrested for domestic abuse. BREAKING: Sources: #49ers DL Ray McDonald popped for domestic violence. Show More Summary

Suspended LB Smith issues statement

San Francisco 49ers All-Pro outside linebacker Aldon Smith, who was hit with a nine-game unpaid suspension by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Friday, released a statement through the NFL Players Association on Saturday morning. “IShow More Summary

Goodell closer to disciplining Irsay

INDIANAPOLIS – NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is a step closer to disciplining Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay now that his change of plea hearing is scheduled for Tuesday. Irsay already has reached a plea agreement, according toShow More Summary

How does Roger Goodell's stance on violence apply to Greg Hardy?

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has admitted he was wrong on the Ray Rice domestic violence discipline, a stance that has drawn praise from onlookers who previously were livid with Rice's two-game suspension. That's the good news. The...Show More Summary

Violence prevention groups react to NFL commish Roger Goodell's new policy

Roger Goodell finally got the message.While the NFL commissioner’s mishandling of the Ray Rice case this summer outraged anti-violence groups, it also got them in the door at the NFL, where they found a receptive audience in a man stung by criticism over Rice’s two-game penalty.

Roger Goodell: NFL Commissioner Admits He Was Wrong On Domestic Violence, Announces Harsh New Penalties

Roger Goodell has admitted that he was wrong to go soft on domestic violence, and in response has implemented a strict new set of punishments for players who are convicted. Goodell sent a letter to owners this week admitting that he made a mistake in only banning Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for two

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.

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.

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…

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

4 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...

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…

49ers awaiting Aldon Smith suspension

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- While there is little doubt a multi-game suspension for San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith is coming from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, it’s arrival date has the team in a state of flux. But not...Show More Summary

The NFL’s emperor has no clothes

Korb: If there is any truth to the saying that the apple does not fall far from the tree, then NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell appears to be a notable exception. Goodell’s unwillingness to face up to the NFL’s problems lays in stark contrast to the way in which his father, the late Sen. Charles Goodell (R-N.Y.), handled difficult issues during his decade in Congress.

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