Roger Goodell

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

In this Oct. 7, 2011 file photo, President Barack Obama, left, looks towards quarterback Jim McMahon, wearing headband, as he honors the 1985 Super Bowl XX Champion Chicago Bears football team during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Ex-players say teams gave pain pills ‘like candy’

Former NFL lineman Jeremy Newberry often hobbled into the 49ers locker room on game days using a walking boot and crutches, then lined up behind as many as two dozen teammates, in his case to […]

05/21/2014

In this Feb. 1, 2013 photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell answers questions during an NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game news conference at the New Orleans Convention Center in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

NFL preps its biggest game for the biggest stage

Fans in the stands at Super Bowls past only think they’ve seen it all. They’ve been sun-burned in Los Angeles, soaked in Miami and buffeted by winds at stops in between. Deafened during flyovers. Titillated […]

11/07/2013

Former NFL player Kevin Turner, left, suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease. Former players Dorsey Levens, center, and Bill Bergey listen during a a news conference in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Mixed emotions from NFL players on settlement

NEW YORK (AP) — The hundreds of millions of dollars the NFL is ready to pay former players sounds great, until you stretch it out over 20 years and divide it among thousands of people. […]

08/31/2013

NFL Players Association spokesman George Atallah pauses as he speaks to the media in Washington, July 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

NFL: Players have ‘buyer’s remorse’ on HGH testing

NEW YORK (AP) — The man who oversees the NFL’s drug program says the players’ union has “buyer’s remorse” about HGH testing. A union official says “the only thing” the league cares about “is power.” […]

08/22/2013

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A list of major NFL player arrests

New England tight end Aaron Hernandez was charged with murder and weapons counts Wednesday in the slaying of a Massachusetts man. Soon after he was arrested, Hernandez was cut by the team. The NFL put […]

06/26/2013

The 50th Super Bowl goes to San Francisco Bay Area

BOSTON (AP) — The 50th Super Bowl will be held in the San Francisco Bay Area. NFL owners voted Tuesday for the 49ers’ new stadium as host of the 2016 game. That facility in Santa […]

05/21/2013

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Player safety rules passed by NFL owners

PHOENIX (AP) – The NFL believes it made pro football safer, particularly for defensive players, with rule changes passed at the owners meetings.

03/21/2013

2013 Super Bowl

Super Bowl outage traced to faulty device blackout

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The failure of a device meant to protect the power supply to the Superdome caused the Super Bowl blackout, the stadium’s power company said Friday as it took the blame for the outage that brought the game to a halt for 30 minutes.

02/08/2013

Paul Tagliabue

Dwight Hicks responds to Tagliabue overturning suspensions

Listen to this interview with former NFL star Dwight Hicks, as he weighs in with KFWB’s Maggie McKay and Michael Shappee on the bounty program and the overturned suspensions.

12/11/2012

NFL and players' union donating $1 million

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL and the players’ union are combining to donate $1 million to the American Red Cross to help in the recovery efforts in the Northeast after Hurricane Sandy. Also, the […]

11/01/2012

Assessing fan reaction to NFL referee lockout (audio)

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell emphasized in a conference call with the national media Thursday that the short-term pain of replacement officials was worth the long-term gain of an eight-year deal with the NFLRA, while noting: […]

09/27/2012

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