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ESPN: Goodell Must Testify at Ray Rice Hearing

ESPN: Goodell Must Testify at Ray Rice Hearing

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell must take the stand and testify at the hearing for the appeal of Ray Rice's indefinite suspension, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.ESPN also reports that the hearing will take place Nov. 5-6.Rice was originally suspended for two games by Goodell for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy for allegedly striking his then fiancée, now wife Janay unconscious in an elevator in Atlantic City.The suspension was then made indefinite once a video surfaced of the event in question. Because Rice was punished twice, the players' union is appealing the suspension. However, the league insists the video was new evidence, meaning Goodell could add to Rice's punishment.

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Drives New Social Responsibilities

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Drives New Social Responsibilities

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the media Wednesday to promote the new efforts the league is taking to promote social responsibility and curb domestic violence.

In recent months, the NFL has suffered a few bumps and bruises as well as a couple black eyes as prominent players such as Greg Hardy, Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice have had run-ins with the law.

Goodell stated that he had spoken with all 32 team owners as well as prominent executives across the league to outline what changes and policies the league plans to implement. Among them, providing aid to the victims of abuse.

"There was a great deal of focus too, on what support services we can provide to the family," Goodell stated. "Particularly in the cases, obviously, of domestic violence."

The Commissioner wants to provide clear and concise guidelines so that any member of the NFL knows what the repercussions will be if they step afoul of the law.

"We are obviously trying to focus on our policies, our education, what we can do to prevent it from happening and when it happens, deal with it, so it's clear the consequences," Goodell said.

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Roger Goodell Addresses the Media

Roger Goodell Addresses the MediaChristian Petersen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- For the first time since the release of the second Ray Rice video, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the media regarding the recent controversy's swirling around the league. Goodell shouldered most of...

NFL, Union Agree to New Drug Policy

NFL, Union Agree to New Drug Policy

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The NFL and its union announced on Wednesday that they have a new drug policy agreement regarding performance-enhancing drugs, which also includes testing for human growth hormone.

With the new deal in place, three previously suspended players will now be able to play on Sunday for their respective teams.

Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker, Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick, and Rams receiver Stedman Bailey can return this weekend.

The new policy is as follows:

A first violation of the PED policy will result in a suspension without pay for up to six games depending on violation; Positive tests for diuretics or masking agents will result in a two-game ban; Positive tests for a steroid, stimulant or HGH will result in a four-game ban; Evidence that an attempt was made to manipulate a test result will result in a six-game suspension. Players will receive a 10-game suspension for the second violation and a third will be a two-year suspension.

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Jerry Jones: NFL Owners Support Commissioner Roger Goodell

Jerry Jones: NFL Owners Support Commissioner Roger GoodellChristian Petersen/Getty Images(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- As the NFL continues to dominate the headlines for the wrong reasons, Dallas Cowboys Jerry Jones says that the owners are standing behind their maligned commissioner, Roger Goodell. Goodell has been ...

Ravens Terminate Ray Rice’s Contract, NFL Suspends Rice Indefinitely

Ravens Terminate Ray Rice’s Contract, NFL Suspends Rice Indefinitely

Rob Carr/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- The Baltimore Ravens terminated the contract of running back Ray Rice on Monday in wake of TMZ Sports releasing a new video of him punching his then-fiancee in the face in an elevator at a hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell also announced Monday that Rice is suspended indefinitely in the wake of the newly released video.

Rice hit Janay Palmer with a left fist to the head. Palmer fell on the hand rail and landed on the floor before Rice is shown dragging her seemingly unconscious body out into the lobby.

On July 25, Rice was suspended by the NFL for two games and fined more than $500,000. The move was highly criticized and led to Goodell instituting a six-game suspension for any first offenders to a domestic abuse case and a lifetime ban for a second offense.

"We requested from law enforcement any and all information about the incident, including the video from inside the elevator," the NFL released in a statement on Monday regarding the new video.  "That video was not made available to us and no one in our office has seen it until today."

Rice had three years and $10 million remaining on his contract.

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NFL: Six-Game Suspension for Any Domestic Violence Charge

NFL: Six-Game Suspension for Any Domestic Violence Charge

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Any player that commits a domestic violence crime will be handed a six-game suspension for a first offense and a lifetime ban for a second offense, the NFL announced on Thursday.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell admitted that he did not get the suspension to Ravens running back Ray Rice correct, which led to the news.

"At times, however, and despite our best efforts, we fall short of our goals," Goodell wrote in a letter. "We clearly did so in response to a recent incident of domestic violence....My disciplinary decision led the public to question our sincerity, our commitment, and whether we understood the toll that domestic violence inflicts on so many families. I take responsibility both for the decision and for ensuring that our actions in the future properly reflect our values."

Rice was suspended for the first two games of the regular season after being arrested on a charge of aggravated assault after allegedly knocking out his fiancee in an elevator in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Goodell and the NFL received much criticism for not coming down harder on a domestic violence case.

"Our personal conduct policy has long made clear that domestic violence and sexual assault are unacceptable. We clearly must do a better job of addressing these incidents in the NFL. And we will," Goodell continued.

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Roger Goodell Thinks Bills Need New Stadium

Roger Goodell Thinks Bills Need New StadiumNFL Shield (NFL)(NEW YORK) -- With the Buffalo Bills ownership in flux, commissioner Roger Goodell thinks that the team needs a new stadium as well. Despite undergoing $130 million in renovations during the offseason, Ralph Wilson Stadium is one of the...

Jaguars Moving Forward without WR Justin Blackmon

Jaguars Moving Forward without WR Justin BlackmonSam Greenwood/Getty Images(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) -- Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell isn't expecting much from suspended wide receiver Justin Blackmon in 2014. Blackmon is serving an indefinite suspension after violating the league's s...

NFL: Extra Point Could Become Obsolete

NFL: Extra Point Could Become ObsoleteNFL Shield(NEW YORK) -- Something that is usually automatic in the NFL could become obsolete. Speaking with the NFL Network, commissioner Roger Goodell says the league’s competition committee might consider abolishing the extra point attempt...

Titans Owner Bud Adams Dies

Titans Owner Bud Adams DiesAl Messerschmidt/Getty Images(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Tennessee Titans owner K.S. "Bud" Adams died on Monday in his Houston home.  He was 90. Adams founded the Houston Oilers for the American Football League and moved the team from Houston to Tenness...

NFL Owners Approve Helmet Rule, Tuck Rule Eliminated

NFL Owners Approve Helmet Rule, Tuck Rule EliminatedChristian Petersen/Getty Images(PHOENIX) -- The NFL owners concluded their winter meetings on Wednesday.  Three changes to the rules are now in place. The tuck rule has been eliminated, so any player that uses the crown of their helmet and is outs...

NFL Reinstates Gregg Williams

NFL Reinstates Gregg WilliamsNFL via Getty Images(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- After being suspended for his role in the Saints bounty scandal, the NFL reinstated defensive coordinator Gregg Williams on Thursday. Upon his reinstatement, the Tennessee Titans hired Williams as their senior ...

Roger Goodell Responds to President Obama’s Safety Concerns, HGH Testing

Roger Goodell Responds to President Obama’s Safety Concerns, HGH TestingChristian Petersen/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the state of the NFL on Friday.  Goodell has been under much criticism for the way he has handled player safety as numerous former players are suing the leagu...

Saints Head Coach Sean Payton Returns To Work

Saints Head Coach Sean Payton Returns To WorkHannah Foslien/Getty Images(MOBILE, Ala.) -- New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton returned to work Wednesday, a day after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reinstated him following his season-long ban for his role in the team’s bounty program. ...

NFL Reinstates Saints’ Head Coach Sean Payton

NFL Reinstates Saints’ Head Coach Sean PaytonChris Graythen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has announced that he has reinstated New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton after serving a season-long suspension.The decision was made after a meeting between Goodell and Payt...

Jonathan Vilma’s Lawsuit Is Dismissed

Jonathan Vilma’s Lawsuit Is DismissedStacy Revere/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  NFL spokesman Greg Aiello announced Thursday that a federal judge has dismissed New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma's defamation lawsuit against league Commissioner Roger Goodell. U.S. District Judg...

Paul Tagliabue Vacates Saints’ Suspensions

Paul Tagliabue Vacates Saints’ SuspensionsNational Football League(NEW ORLEANS) -- Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has vacated the suspensions of four current and former members of the New Orleans Saints as a result of the NFL's bounty investigation.Earlier in the year, the NFL suspende...

NFL Will Consider Ending Kickoffs

NFL Will Consider Ending KickoffsSlaven Vlasic/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The NFL may be taking another drastic move to improve player safety. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is considering the elimination of kickoffs.Goodell along with Rich McKay, the head of the NFL's competition comm...

Roger Goodell Won’t Hear Appeals of Four Saints Players

Roger Goodell Won’t Hear Appeals of Four Saints PlayersAl Messerschmidt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will not hear the appeals of four Saints players involved in the bounty scandal, the NFL confirmed Friday. Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue will conduct the hearings of Jon...
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