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Lupica: Time to sack NFL CBA

The most important discipline that the commissioner of the National Football League, Roger Goodell, could hand out is to himself.

Is Henderson independent? As usual, NFL and NFLPA can’t agree

The NFLPA wanted Commissioner Roger Goodell to delegate the ability to resolve the appeal of Adrian Peterson’s suspension to a neutral, third-party arbitrator. Goodell instead delegated the case to former NFL executive Harold Henderson. While not the kind of independence the NFLPA envisioned, Henderson isn’t currently a direct employee of the league office. Sure, he’s…

Will Roger Goodell be forced to testify in front of the Senate?

The Senate Commerce Committee announced Friday that it would hold a hearing to explore the issue of domestic violence in professional sports. It is not yet known who will testify at the hearing, scheduled for Dec. 2, but it would make for must-C-SPAN TV if NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell were to sit in front of […]

Adrian Peterson Says He's Super Sorry About Hitting His Son — And Here's How He's Reforming Himself

Things might have been different if he'd said this upfront! Adrian Peterson was suspended for the rest of the NFL season for disciplining his son so harshly that he drew blood. Well, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that since the Minnesota Vikings running back didn't show remorse, he's done playing for the year. [ Related: Adrian Peterson Suspended [...]

Union questions Harold Henderson’s neutrality

On Friday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell appointed former NFL executive Harold Henderson to resolve the appeal filed by Vikings running back Adrian Peterson under the personal conduct policy. The NFL Players Association does not believe that the action satisfies its request for a neutral third-party arbitrator. “A long-time NFL Executive and current legal consultant cannot,…

Goodell delegates Peterson appeal to Harold Henderson

The NFLPA got what it wanted.  Kind of.  Sort of.  Not really. Commissioner Roger Goodell will not handle the appeal of Adrian Peterson’s rest-of-season suspension.  Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports that Goodell has delegated the appeal to Harold Henderson, a former NFL executive who routinely resolves appeals under the league’s substance-abuse and PED policies.…

Adrian Peterson appeal set for Tuesday

The hearing will not be heard by Roger Goodell. Adrian Peterson's appeal hearing has been set for Dec. 2, according to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports. Harold Henderson, who also heard the Josh Gordon case, will oversee the hearing insteadShow More Summary

Remorseful Roger The Red

Roger Goodell: judge, jury, and executioner?

Adrian Peterson to Roger Goodell: 'Don't say that I'm not remorseful'

Adrian Peterson would love to have a face-to-face conversation with Roger Goodell, the man who on Tuesday suspended him without pay for at least the rest of this NFL season two weeks after the Minnesota Vikings running back's no-contest plea to a misdemeanor reckless assault charge.

Adrian Peterson -- I'll Never Use a Switch Again

Adrian Peterson is finally speaking out -- saying he's a changed man and vows to never, ever hit any of his children with a switc again... in what seems like an obvious ploy to appease NFL Commish Roger Goodell. The NFL star just gave an…

Adrian Peterson: ‘I won’t ever use a switch again’

When Roger Goodell gave Adrian Peterson a season-ending suspension Tuesday, the NFL Commissioner cited the running back’s apparent lack of “meaningful remorse” about the beating the Viking gave his 4-year-old son. In the midst of appealing that suspension Thursday, Peterson offered his first extensive remarks, in an interview with USA Today. “I won’t ever use a switch […]

Adrian Peterson Comments on His Son, Suspension and NFL Future

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has remained largely quiet about the child abuse scandal involving him and his four-year-old son. After NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Peterson for the remainder of the 2014 NFL...Show More Summary

Adrian Peterson: 'I won't ever use a switch again' on child

Three days after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Adrian Peterson for at least the remainder of the regular season, the former NFL MVP announced that he is ready to adjust his position on parenting when it comes to corporal punishment.

NFLPA Accuses Roger Goodell of Making Up Process as He Goes Along in Adrian Peterson Case

The NFL Players Association has asked Roger Goodell to recuse himself from the appeals process of Adrian Peterson as he seeks reinstatement in the league. “The NFL is making up the process and punishment as it goes—a blatant violation of the CBA [collective-bargaining agreement], Mr. Show More Summary

Why Roger Goodell Needed to Punish Adrian Peterson to Save Himself

After much debate and speculation, Commissioner Roger Goodell handed out the league’s punishment to Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. The post Why Roger Goodell Needed to Punish Adrian Peterson to Save Himself appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Terry Bradshaw: Adrian Peterson should sue Roger Goodell

Terry Bradshaw, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Hall of Fame quarterback, hauled off and socked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell but good Tuesday, criticizing him for running a “dictatorship” and saying that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson should sue the league after being suspended Tuesday for at least the rest of the 2014 season. Bradshaw, who now […]

How The NFL Is Botching Its Suspensions Of People Like Adrian Peterson

Disputes over policies and process have led to more focus on whether NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is overstepping his bounds in disciplining players. The post How The NFL Is Botching Its Suspensions Of People Like Adrian Peterson appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Editorial: Goodell gets tough

After craven failures to discipline players for criminal behavior, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has hit Adrian Peterson with a stiff penalty for abusing his 4-year-old son.

Roger Goodell stands up for children with suspension of Adrian Peterson

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Bewildered by punishment he considered unfair and overly harsh, Adrian Peterson spent Tuesday feeling helpless after a powerful man in authority threatened his future.

ProFootballTalk: Could Adrian Peterson have avoided his suspension?

The PFT crew discusses the impact of Roger Goodell’s decision to suspend Adrian Peterson for the rest of the season and what AP’s next move might be.

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