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Goodell urges Tampa to keep bidding for Super Bowls, too

Five cities competed this week for a trio of Super Bowls. The two losing cities got the NFL’s equivalent of a participation ribbon: A personal letter from Commissioner Roger Goodell urging them to keep bidding for future Super Bowl. In addition to New Orleans, Tampa also has received a “good job/nice try/get ’em next time” missive…

Roger Goodell encourages New Orleans to keep bidding for Super Bowls

NFL owners did not bestow upon New Orleans another Super Bowl, but commissioner Roger Goodell wants to make sure they keep trying to get one. According to Katherine Terrell of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Goodell sent Saints owner Tom Benson a letter this week congratulating him on an impressive bid, one which fell to “strong and unique”…

Goodell Reaffirms NFL's Concussion Research Role

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reaffirmed the league's commitment to concussion research in a letter Thursday to the 32 team owners.

Roger Goodell’s shell-game response to charges of NFL influence over brain-injury grants

“A congressman issued that report without even talking to any of our advisers. I don’t think that’s appropriate. I don’t think that’s the right way to do things.” –NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, remarks at a news conference, May 24, 2016 The Fact Checker does not often delve into sports issues, but a colleague suggested this […]

Robert Kraft, professors support Tom Brady in deflate-gate briefs

The deflate-gate fight is barely about the facts of the actual case anymore. The never-ending appeals seem to be all about Roger Goodell's power and the NFLPA fighting back against it. But there is a never-ending argument about the facts...Show More Summary

Boston Cider House Blocks Roger Goodell From Accessing Their Website

If you’d ever like to pay a visit to the Downeast Cider House’s website, there are only two prerequisites you must meet: 1. You but be at least 21 years of age OR be able to lie on the internet. 2.  You must NOT be Roger Goodell. Fail to meet the first prerequisite and you’ll […]

'Hi Everybody!' Roger Goodell Introduces The NFL's Brain Injury 'Expert'

To the surprise of no one, Congress revealed this week that Roger Goodell's NFL tried its best to delay and meddle with concussion research into the link between football and brain disease. Cartoon by Rob Tornoe.

Mark Davis on opposition to Las Vegas: “I haven’t heard no”

While the topic of a possible Raiders move to Las Vegas was dubbed “very premature” by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell at yesterday’s owners meetings in Charlotte, it’s also becoming clear that there’s an evolving sense of the city, and that the specter of gambling isn’t as intimidating as it used to be. In fact, it…

Roger Goodell Comments on Tom Brady's Suspension, Raiders Las Vegas Rumors, More

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed a number of offseason topics dominating the news cycle within his sport during a Tuesday press conference. Goodell callied the possibility of the Oakland Raiders moving to Las Vegas “premature” and “pure speculation,” per Steve Reed of the Associated Press. Geoffrey C. Show More Summary

Roger Goodell makes NFL’s strongest statement yet on NC’s HB2

The NBA has been quite forward with their criticism of North Carolina’s controversial bathroom law, going so far as to threaten pulling the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte. But the NFL has been more careful in its public relations efforts, though commissioner Roger Goodell offered the league’s firmest stance yet as he closed today’s owner’s meeting.…

Mark Davis says Las Vegas will “unite the Raider nation”

Commissioner Roger Goodell said little on Tuesday about a potential move of the Raiders to Las Vegas. Raiders owner Mark Davis said plenty. “I’m excited about it,” Davis said in comments televised on NFL Network. “It’s a new market. It’s got the potential to be a really exciting market.... The Raider fan…

Roger Goodell will be earning his money on Tuesday

On Monday, a Congressional report slammed the NFL for trying to improperly influence a National Institutes of Health study regarding the possible detection of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in living patients. On Tuesday, the man PFT’s Darin Gantt calls the world’s highest-paid piñata could be spewing candy all over the place. Whether it happens during his post-meeting…

Sports Briefing: Brady Appeals for a New Hearing in the Deflategate Case

Lawyers for New England quarterback Tom Brady want an expanded panel of judges to make the decision after a three-judge panel ruled in favor of Commissioner Roger Goodell.

The NFL just returned $724,000 taxpayer dollars used for ‘paid patriotism’

The NFL has decided to return $724,000 it was paid by the Defense Department to host patriotic celebrations at games. The DOD refund was disclosed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake, the authorsShow More Summary

Paid patriotism payback — NFL to return taxpayers more than $700K

The NFL, which was criticized for its teams receiving profits for sponsored military tributes, will pay back $723,734 in taxpayers' money, according to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that the league would pay back theShow More Summary

For good reason, NFL doesn’t want Steelers’ James Harrison documenting drug testing

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison has never been shy about poking the bear that is the NFL. He has been fined more than $150,000 for his hits over the years and took a feud with Commissioner Roger Goodell, whom he has called a “devil” and a “dictator,” to the Super Bowl stage. And he really, really hates […]

The Ravens might lose a draft pick, but maybe not because who knows what Roger Goodell will do

After making rookies wear pads during non-contact drills, the Ravens could lose a draft pick if they commit another rules violation. Earlier this week, news broke that the Baltimore Ravens are being investigated for violating the collective bargaining agreement by having rookies wear pads during non-contact drills. Show More Summary

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