NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a press conference prior to Super Bowl 50 at the Moscone Center West on February 5, 2016 in San Francisco, California.

1500-Player Lawsuit Over Painkillers Survives Motion For Dismissal

Many personalities around the game, from players and coaches to pundits, often former players and coaches themselves, has seen fit to decry in recent years that ‘the game is under attack’, lamenting over this complaint or that complaint as accusations and lawsuits continue to mount against the NFL. There have…

Roger Goodell Concussions

NFL, NFLPA Opening Their Ears To Medical Marijuana Discussion

The topic of medical marijuana has come to the fore in recent months within NFL circles in large part due to the outreach efforts of former Ravens and current free agent offensive tackle Eugene Monroe, who has publicly campaigned to lift both stigmas and restrictions from a substance that he…


NBA Free Agency Dollars A Recent Target Of NFL Players’ Attention

Over the course of the past few days, the NBA free agency period has understandably been the talk of the sporting world, at least in terms of major American professional sports. What with Kevin Durant choosing to join the defending Western Conference champion Warriors and the Knicks making a number…


NFL Reminds NFLPA Of Joint Obligation In Investigating Reports

The Al-Jazeera documentary that came out in December drew very brief scrutiny and then was more or less summarily dismissed from the public consciousness as generally something not worth further investigating time and effort, especially considering the individual making allegations against players of using performance-enhancing drugs unequivocally recanted his claims….

Shamarko Thomas

League Reaches Out To Special Teams Coaches On Future Of Kickoffs

According to an article written last week by Tom Pelissero for USA Today, NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino “recently held a conference call with special teams coordinators of all 32 teams to discuss the kickoff play and ways to make it safer”. Pelissero writes that “the NFL is…

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a press conference prior to Super Bowl 50 at the Moscone Center West on February 5, 2016 in San Francisco, California.

NFL Still Lagging Behind In Live Alternatives For Out-Of-Market Fans

The NFL recently announced that one of its service providers, Dish Network, elected, rather than to continue to pay increased rates for carriage, to discontinue carrying the league’s 24/7 channels, NFL Network and NFL Red Zone. While Dish Network represents a large swatch of consumers, of course, that still leaves…

Roger Goodell Concussions

League Response To Congressional Concussion Report Offers Nothing New

Several weeks back, we covered a story in which a New York Times article highlighted a Congressional report released that accused the NFL of improperly intervening, interjecting itself into the funding process of the National Institutes of Health, specifically their disbursal of grant funding earmarked for concussion research. The NFL…

Ross Cockrell

NFL, NFLPA Agree To More Inclusive Practice Squad Tweaks

While I have yet to note this elsewhere, a bit of interesting news—to me anyway—came out yesterday courtesy of former Buccaneers general manager and current ESPN analyst Mark Dominik regarding the practice squad. Dominik Tweeted out yesterday a message of congratulations to the NFL as well as the NFLPA for…