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Roger Goodell is using virtual reality to learn about empathy

The NFL spokesbot's quest for sentience continues. Roger Goodell often comes across as a talking-point spewing robot, pushed in front of the cameras to lay down a defense of the league and whatever scandal is brewing at that moment.Show More Summary

Eric Winston says young players don’t realize Commissioner isn’t neutral

A decade ago, Roger Goodell became the NFL’s Commissioner. A decade ago, NFLPA president (and Bengals tackle) Eric Winston entered the league as a rookie with the Texans. And Winston had a much different view of the man who runs the league. “Most [rookies think] the commissioner is this independent body and is autonomous from…

Suspended Browns WR Josh Gordon meets with Roger Goodell about reinstatement

Suspended Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon can apply for reinstatement on Aug. 1 and, according to’s Mary Kay Cabot, he took the first step toward his return this week by meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Gordon has been indefinitely suspended since February 2015 after multiple violations of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. He […]

Josh Gordon met with Roger Goodell yesterday

The Browns can’t know at the moment whether they’ll have Josh Gordon available to them this year or not. But the suspended wide receiver has at least taken a step in the process of reinstatement. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Gordon met with commissioner Roger Goodell yesterday to check in. Gordon can’t…

Kedric Golston: Players should blame ourselves for giving Goodell power

NFL players frequently complain that Commissioner Roger Goodell has too much power to discipline them on his own whim. Washington defensive tackle Kedric Golston says when his fellow players want to know who to blame for that, they should look in the mirror. Golston writes at that he and his fellow players have their…

Roger Goodell Is The Champion Of The NFL Offseason

Goodell has never looked worse in the eyes of many fans following the Deflategate debacle, but he's also never been more powerful.

NFLPA President Eric Winston Says Suspensions Have Impacted Competitive Balance

NFL Players Association President Eric Winston thinks the suspensions dished out by Commissioner Roger Goodell impact the entire league rather than just the individual players and their teams. Winston appeared on SiriusXM NFL Radio and...Show More Summary

Controversial doc behind NFL's concussion policies retires

2 days agoNews : NY Daily News

Roger Goodell told teams that the NFL will hire a full-time chief medical officer to focus on player safety.

Goodell memo tells teams NFL will find a chief medical officer

With the oft-criticized Dr. Elliott Pellman being nudged out by the league, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has issued a memo to the 32 teams telling them that a new chief medical officer will be put in place — one Goodell hopes the players and the fans can trust. “[W]e intend to hire a highly-credentialed physician…

Controversial NFL doctor Elliott Pellman retires at urging of Commissioner Roger Goodell

Longtime NFL doctor Elliott Pellman is retiring, and the league will look for a chief medical officer to work on health and safety issues on a full-time basis, Commissioner Roger Goodell informed all 32 clubs on Wednesday. The controversial Pellman, who for years downplayed the link between football...

NFLPA president: Goodell’s discipline hurts competitive balance

NFL Players Association President Eric Winston says Commissioner Roger Goodell’s approach to discipline leads to unfair scheduling around the league. “I think the one thing that has been lost in this conversation is how much it’s affected competitive balance throughout the league,” Winston said on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “The NFL is always so big on…

Joe Lockhart is having a hard time changing the Roger Goodell narrative

As part of Goodell Week at (I kicked things off with a look at 10 issues that should concern the Commissioner as his 10-year anniversary approaches), Peter King’s microsite delves into the new P.R. strategist who has been hired by the NFL after years of experience in politics. Former press secretary Joe Lockhart to President…

The NFL is stuck with Roger Goodell. Sorry, America.

The commissioner isn't very popular with fans, but team owners love him because he makes them a lot of money. WE'RE STUCK WITH GOODELL: Get used to Roger Goodell. He's not going anywhere for awhile. America's other orange-tinged blue blood isn't very popular with the public, but that doesn't matter. Show More Summary

NFL refutes Mark Wahlberg’s claim Roger Goodell tried to meddle with ‘Ballers’

In the annals of TV shows and movies that understandably earn the scorn of the NFL (Playmakers, League of Denial and Concussion), you wouldn’t think HBO’s Ballers would be high on the last. Sure it doesn’t always paint a rosy picture...Show More Summary

Roger Goodell Tweets at Eli Apple’s Mom; Twitter Users Proceed To Destroy Him

Eli Apple was selected by the New York Giants with the 10th overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft, but the talk of the draft was about his mom, Annie. Annie Apple regularly makes headlines on social media with stuff like this:   Eli Apple’s mom>>>> — BLACK ADAM SCHEFTER (@B1ackSchefter) May 4, 2016 […]

Roger Goodell once talked an NFL player out of buying a gun

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has built up a lot of ill will in his nearly 10 years on the job since succeeding Paul Tagliabue. But not all the players whom Goodell has suspended detest him. Tank Johnson once called Roger Goodell from...Show More Summary

Roger Goodell makes rare Twitter appearance to pander to Annie Apple again

It appears commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL have found a potential face for Operation Mom. And it wouldn’t be a stretch to think they’re trying to make sure they stay on her good side. Goodell, who is not what you’d call an active Twitter user, just stepped out to pander to Annie Apple —…

Goodell: NFL moved on from Deflategate “quite a long time ago”

Last week, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady announced he would give up his fight vs. the NFL and accept his four-game suspension for his role in the Deflategate saga. Monday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell didn’t have much in the way of parting words regarding the drawn out battle. Goodell was attending the New York premiere of…

Mark Wahlberg, Roger Goodell and 'Ballers' - an unlikely duel

Mark Wahlberg (Getty Images) The second season of the HBO show “Ballers” premiered on Sunday night, which of course means appearances by those tied to the show, like series star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and executive producer Mark Wahlberg. Show More Summary

NFL denies Mark Wahlberg’s claim that Roger Goodell complained about ‘Ballers’

The NFL denied a claim by Mark Wahlberg that Commissioner Roger Goodell called Wahlberg to apply pressure over “Ballers,” the HBO show that Wahlberg executive produces. “Love Marky Mark (good vibrations is a classic) but this call from [Goodell] never happened,” Natalie Ravitz, the NFL’s senior vice president of communications, tweeted Sunday afternoon. Brian McCarthy, the […]

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