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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to Meet with Suspended Saints Players

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to Meet with Suspended Saints Players

Stacy Revere/Getty ImagesLeon Halip/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to meet with all four players suspended for their alleged involvement in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal. 
The dates of the meeting have…

Roger Goodell Satisfied with Replacement Refs Debut

Roger Goodell Satisfied with Replacement Refs Debut

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The NFL replacement referees made their debut in Wednesday night’s Cowboys 24-17 win over the Giants.  NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was happy with their performance to start the season off right.
“I think…

Former Ravens’ Owner Art Modell Passes Away

Former Ravens’ Owner Art Modell Passes Away

PETER MUHLY/AFP/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) — One of the NFL’s most influential owners, Art Modell, passed away at the age of 87 on Thursday.  Modell moved his franchise from Cleveland to Baltimore in 1996.
Modell received much criticism for the move…

No Deal Reached Between the NFL and NFLRA

No Deal Reached Between the NFL and NFLRA

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — With replacement officials scheduled to start the NFL regular season next week, it looks like they may have jobs a little longer than anyone else expected.   The NFL Referees Association and the leag…

Funeral Services Held For Garrett Reid

Funeral Services Held For Garrett Reid

NFL Shield (NFL)(BROOMALL, Pa.) — Funeral services for Garrett Reid, son of Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid were held on Tuesday. More than 900 people attended including NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh and form…

NFL Denies Bounty Appeal

NFL Denies Bounty Appeal

NFL Shield (NFL)(NEW ORLEANS) — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell denied the appeals of four suspended players in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal Tuesday.In a letter sent to Jonathan Vilma, Anthony Hargrove, Will Smith and Scott Fujita, Goodell wro…

Vilma Speaks Out on His Appeal With Roger Goodell

Vilma Speaks Out on His Appeal With Roger Goodell

NFL via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The four players suspended by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had their appeals heard Monday. Will Smith was suspended for four games, Scott Fujita was given a three-game suspension, Anthony Hargrove was handed a three …

NFL Pro Bowl To Return In 2013

NFL Pro Bowl To Return In 2013

NFL Shield (NFL)(NEW YORK) — The NFL has decided to hold the Pro Bowl next season, despite the lackluster effort from players in this year’s game. The contest will take place in Honolulu on January 27, a week before Super Bowl 47.NFL Commissione…

NFL Makes Equipment Requirements, Rule Changes

NFL Makes Equipment Requirements, Rule Changes

Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images(ATLANTA) — In a further effort to increase player safety, the NFL has agreed to some changes that will they hope will make the game safer. At the start of the 2013 season, thigh and knee pads will become mandatory for all pl…

ESPN: NFL Considering Suspending the Pro Bowl

ESPN: NFL Considering Suspending the Pro Bowl

Kent Nishimura/​Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The NFL’s annual Pro Bowl still finds a way to get high ratings even though the level of play during the game leaves a lot to be desired. That may all be coming to an end as ESPN is reporting that the league …

Saints’ Sean Payton Will Appeal One-Year Suspension

Saints’ Sean Payton Will Appeal One-Year Suspension

Chris Graythen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton will file an appeal of his season-long suspension on Friday.  He will also ask NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for guidance on the suspension’s parameters, a league …

Saints’ Sean Payton Apologizes For Bounty Program

Saints’ Sean Payton Apologizes For Bounty Program

Chris Graythen/Getty Images(METAIRIE, La) — New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton apologized on Friday for his unwillingness to stop a bounty system he was a part of for three years under his watch, saying he takes “full responsibility” for the pr…

Saints Charged with Maintaining "Bounty" Program

Saints Charged with Maintaining "Bounty" Program

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The New Orleans Saints have been found guilty of maintaining a “bounty” program funded primarily by players in violation of NFL rules during the 2009, 2010, and 2011 seasons, according to the NFL on Friday.
Between…

NFL To Open ’12 Season On Wednesday, September 5th

NFL To Open ’12 Season On Wednesday, September 5th

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The NFL has moved its traditional Thursday season opener to Wednesday, September 5th, to avoid a conflict with a scheduled speech by President Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention.NFL Commissioner Rog…

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Gets Five-Year Contract Extension

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Gets Five-Year Contract Extension

Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Roger Goodell will be running the show for the NFL until at least the 2018 season. The league has agreed to a five-year contract extension with Goodell to remain the league’s commissioner. His original deal was s…

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