Roger Goodell

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, right, walks off the field with Justin Forsett before addressing the media at a news conference after NFL football training camp practice, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Owings Mills, Md. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

Union expects to file Rice appeal Tuesday

NEW YORK (AP) — The players’ union on Tuesday plans to appeal the indefinite suspension the NFL handed to Ray Rice last week. NFL Players Association spokesman George Atallah told The Associated Press on Monday […]

09/15/2014

FILE - In this March 19, 2013, file photo, FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on the FBI's budget. The NFL says former FBI director Mueller will conduct a probe into how the NFL handled evidence as it investigated domestic violence claims against former Ravens running back Ray Rice. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said in a statement Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014,  that the investigation will be overseen by NFL owners John Mara of the New York Giants and Art Rooney of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

Owners say Rice investigation will be independent, made public

NEW YORK (AP) — The two NFL owners overseeing the investigation into how the league pursued and handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case pledged Thursday to make the findings of the probe […]

09/11/2014

FILE - In this March 19, 2013, file photo, FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on the FBI's budget. The NFL says former FBI director Mueller will conduct a probe into how the NFL handled evidence as it investigated domestic violence claims against former Ravens running back Ray Rice. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said in a statement Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014,  that the investigation will be overseen by NFL owners John Mara of the New York Giants and Art Rooney of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)

NFL to look into its handling of Rice case

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL called in a former FBI director to examine how it pursued and handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case as pressure increased for the league to be […]

09/11/2014

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2014, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell takes the field before the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos in East Rutherford, N.J.  A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL employee five months ago, while league executives have insisted they didn't see the violent images until they were published this week. The person played The Associated Press a 12-second voicemail from an NFL office number confirming the video arrived on April 9. A female voice expresses thanks for providing the video and says: "You're right. It's terrible." Goodell sent a memo on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, to the 32 teams reiterating that the NFL never saw the video until Monday, Sept. 8. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Source says Rice video sent to NFL

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while Commissioner Roger Goodell has insisted the league […]

09/10/2014

FILE - In this May 20, 2014, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at a press conference at the NFL's spring meeting in Atlanta. Steve Silverman, the lead plaintiffs' attorney, said this week, dozens of former players are joining a lawsuit against the NFL saying teams kept handing out powerful painkillers and other drugs with few, if any, safeguards as recently as 2012 to keep players on the field. That extends by four years the time frame for similar claims made by hundreds of former players in the original complaint and could open the door to a criminal investigation.  (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

House Dems question Goodell actions on Rice video

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twelve Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday questioning his handling of a domestic violence incident involving former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray […]

09/10/2014

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, in Seattle at an event showcasing NFL Now, the league’s next-generation video service, which will provide a personalized stream of video from the digital library of NFL football video through apps and browsers on a variety of devices. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Women’s organization calls for Goodell to resign

One of the country’s largest feminist groups has called for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to resign. The National Organization for Women says the NFL has “a violence-against-women problem” and “the only way to restore honor […]

09/10/2014

In this still image taken from a hotel security video released by TMZ Sports, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punches his fiancee, Janay Palmer, in an elevator at the Revel casino in Atlantic City, N.J., in February 2014. The Ravens terminated their contract with Rice Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, hours after the video surfaced on TMZ's website, and he was suspended indefinitely by the NFL. (AP Photo)

Goodell says NFL didn’t see video before this week

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — As questions arose about how the NFL investigated domestic violence allegations against Ray Rice, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday the league asked for, but was not given, video showing the […]

09/09/2014

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, in Seattle at an event showcasing NFL Now, the league’s next-generation video service, which will provide a personalized stream of video from the digital library of NFL football video through apps and browsers on a variety of devices. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Goodell: NFL closely watching McDonald case

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Commissioner Roger Goodell said the NFL is closely watching San Francisco defensive lineman Ray McDonald’s case after the institution of a new policy on domestic violence. Goodell spoke Wednesday night after […]

09/03/2014

FILE - In this March 25, 2014, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell answers questions during a news conference at the NFL football annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

NFL increases penalties for domestic violence

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL players will be subject to a six-week suspension for a first domestic violence offense and banishment from the league for a second under a new policy outlined by Commissioner Roger […]

08/28/2014

FILE - In this May 20, 2014, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at a press conference at the NFL's spring meeting in Atlanta. Steve Silverman, the lead plaintiffs' attorney, said this week, dozens of former players are joining a lawsuit against the NFL saying teams kept handing out powerful painkillers and other drugs with few, if any, safeguards as recently as 2012 to keep players on the field. That extends by four years the time frame for similar claims made by hundreds of former players in the original complaint and could open the door to a criminal investigation.  (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Goodell defends NFL’s 2-game suspension of Rice

  CANTON, Ohio (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell defended himself Friday against criticism that he was too lenient in suspending Ray Rice two games for his “horrible mistake.” “We just can’t make up the […]

08/01/2014

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