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Jerry Jones: NFL Owners Support Commissioner Roger Goodell

Jerry Jones: NFL Owners Support Commissioner Roger Goodell

Christian 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 Stadium

NFL 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 Blackmon

Sam 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 Obsolete

NFL 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 Dies

Al 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 Eliminated

Christian 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 Williams

NFL 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 Testing

Christian 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 Work

Hannah 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 Payton

Chris 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 Dismissed

Stacy 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’ Suspensions

National 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 Kickoffs

Slaven 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 Players

Al 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…

ESPN: Scott Fujita’s Career in Jeopardy with Neck Injury

ESPN: Scott Fujita’s Career in Jeopardy with Neck Injury

NFL via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita has spent most of the NFL offseason fighting commissioner Roger Goodell, but now he’s fighting to save his career. Fujita is dealing with a neck injury that could end his paying…

Jaguars to Host 49ers at Wembley Stadium in 2013

Jaguars to Host 49ers at Wembley Stadium in 2013

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Jacksonville Jaguars will host the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday Oct. 27, 2013 in the first of four home games for the Jaguars in London through 2016 at Wembley Stadium.
The Jaguars committed early in the …

Saints Bounty Scandal: NFL Cuts Suspensions for Two Players

Saints Bounty Scandal: NFL Cuts Suspensions for Two Players

Stacy Revere/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday cut the suspensions of two players for their roles in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal, but upheld the punishments of two others.Goodell reduced defensive end Anthony…

Suspended Saints Coaches Receive Permission To Attend Game

Suspended Saints Coaches Receive Permission To Attend Game

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS, LA) — New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees personally asked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell if the suspended Sean Payton, Mickey Loomis, and Joe Vitt can be permitted to attend Sunday night’s game.
His ema…

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