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ESPN Article Undercuts Goodell Press Conference Over Handling Of Ray Rice

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell spoke publically yesterday afternoon for the first time since the video of Ray Rice inside the elevator surfaced a week and a half ago. He expressed remorse for his own shortcomings while remaining resolute that he would not resign. He stressed his determination to “get it right” from here on out […]

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League’s Fumbling Of Ray Rice Punishment Puts NFLPA In An Awkward Position

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and the NFL Players’ Association have filed an appeal against the indefinite suspension that the league has imposed upon him following the release of footage showing him striking his now-wife Janay Palmer in a hotel elevator back in February. Some might question how the NFLPA could ever stand […]

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League Chooses To Throw Women At Public Relations Concerns

In the midst of rising public relations concerns about the personal conduct of their athletes and the way in which they and their teams have handled their cases, the National Football League has recently announced that they have hired four women to serve as advisors to the league on issues of social relevance. For example, […]

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Steelers Not The First Road Warriors To Succumb To Thursday Night Football

The Pittsburgh Steelers certainly looked poor on Thursday night against the division rival Baltimore Ravens, dropping the second game of the season in Maryland by a score of 26-6 on the back of three turnovers. But it’s not particularly surprising that a road team lost on Thursday night. In fact, it’s an inordinately frequent occurrence. […]

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Friday Night Five Questions Post Steelers Loss To Ravens

I hope that all of you will be able to watch the premier of ‘Joe Greene: A Football Life’ tonight on the NFL Network as I’ve heard it’s a well put together piece. Prior to that airing, I hope you all have some time to answer the five questions that I have for you below following […]

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John Mara, Art Rooney To Oversee Investigation Of Handling Of Ray Rice Case

According to release put out Wednesday evening by the NFL, the league has announced that they have hired former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III to investigate the league’s pursuit and handling of evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case. The investigation, which will reportedly be overseen by New York Giants owner John Mara […]

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Report: Law Enforcement Official Says Ray Rice Video Was Sent To NFL Five Months Ago

According to a Wednesday report by the Associated Press, an anonymous law enforcement says he sent a copy of the video showing former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée to an NFL executive five months ago. Per the report, the person making that accusation played the Associated Press a 12-second voicemail from an […]

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Steelers Mike Tomlin Not Planning On Covering Kicks Thursday Night Against Ravens

The last time the Pittsburgh Steelers played the Baltimore Ravens, the game wound up costing head coach Mike Tomlin $100,000 thanks to him interfering with kick returner Jacoby Jones as he raced down the left sideline with 6:20 left in the third quarter. During his Tuesday conference call with the Baltimore media, Tomlin was asked […]

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Ravens Release Ray Rice Following Release Of Elevator Footage; Indefinitely Suspended By NFL

Celebrity news website TMZ earlier today released footage that they obtained showing the elevator altercation that took place between Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and then-fiancée Janay Palmer, during which the latter was rendered unconscious. The video is graphic and calls into question some of the supposed arguments that Rice made in his defense, […]

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James Harrison Takes Final Shot At Roger Goodell During Retirement Press Conference

During a Friday press conference that lasted less than seven minutes, former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison formally announced his retirement from the NFL. Harrison, who started off his press conference by promising that he wouldn’t be shedding any tears, said he was just happy to have the opportunity to come back and finish where […]

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New NFL Policy On Domestic Violence Was The Right Move, Genuine Or Not

Yesterday, the league officially announced that it has revised its policies when it comes to disciplining NFL personnel involved in issues of domestic violence. The stress here is on all personnel within the league’s employ, not just the players. Under the new policy, a first offense for a player violating the personal conduct policy pertaining […]

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Report: NFL Considering Harsher Penalties In Domestic Violence Cases

Has the NFL had a change of heart? At the very least, it seems that league has been experiencing a growing realization that the public does not accept their current disciplinary policy on matters of domestic violence among their players, as enunciated through their actions—and that it would be detrimental to their reputation not to […]

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Skip The Pink, Roger

By Beth Myncin Anyone that has turned on a TV or radio has heard about the Ray Rice assault and subsequently his two game suspension. Commissioner Roger Goodell defended the Baltimore Ravens running back recently stating that Rice had taken responsibility for his actions after he admitted that he made a horrible mistake.  The question […]

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Lax Discipline For Ravens RB Ray Rice Is A Stain On The NFL Shield

The NFL at long last announced the disciplinary action that they intend to take against Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice yesterday, who was arrested earlier this offseason following a domestic dispute with his then-fiancée, Janay Palmer, the grisly details of the aftermath being caught on surveillance video. Rice and Palmer got into a physical […]

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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Training Camp 53 Man Roster Predictions & More Episode

Season 4, Episode 122 of The Terrible Podcast is up and this episode will kick off 24 straight hours of Pittsburgh Steelers training camp preview content on Steelers Depot as well. Every hour starting from right now we will have a new post for you and we are calling it The Terrible Training Camp Preview. Alex and […]

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Report: Ravens RB Ray Rice To Be Suspended For Two Games

The suspension for Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice will be shorter than many speculated it will be. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, commissioner Roger Goodell will be suspending Rice for the first two games of the 2014 season. The suspension is expected to be announced by the league later today. Rice is being punished […]

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NFL Rolls Out New Thursday Night Football Package

Beginning with this upcoming season, the NFL schedule will now feature a Thursday Night game on a weekly basis, with 16 games in total. More specifically, there will be 14 games on Thursday, with two Thursday Night Football games taking place on Saturday late in the season. In addition to the increase in the number […]

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Report: Ravens RB Ray Rice Expected To Receive ‘Significant’ Punishment

A suspension figures to be announced soon for Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and one member of the media is hearing that it will indeed be more than just a few games. According to Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post, Rice and his wife were at the NFL headquarters on Park Avenue Monday […]

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More Problems For Browns WR Josh Gordon

Things continue to get worse for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, who is currently waiting to hear if he’ll be suspended by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell following a failed drug test. According to Matthew Florjancic of WKYC-TV, Gordon was issued a speeding ticket over the Memorial Day holiday weekend in Strongsville, OH after he […]

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New Steelers S Mike Mitchell Confident He Can Adjust Quickly To Polamalu, NFL Rules

Veteran Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu might not be present for the first set of OTA practices of the 2014 season and there’s a good chance that he might not show up at all until the mandatory minicamp in June. However, just because Polamalu might not be on the field together with his new secondary […]

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Peter King Sees Short Suspension For Ravens RB Ray Rice

While sources have told NFL insider Mike Freeman that Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice faces a ‘significant’ suspension as a result of his actions in an Atlantic City casino elevator this past February, Peter King of Sports Illustrated wrote Monday in his “Monday Morning Quarterback” post that he expects leniency. Rice likely faces a […]

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Report: Ravens RB Ray Rice Faces “Significant” Multi-Game Suspension

On Friday, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and his wife, Janay Palmer, both met the media during a scheduled press conference for the first time since they were arrested following a February incident that took place in an elevator of an Atlantic City casino. During the awkward press conference that included some bad choice […]

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Dan Rooney Sr. Given Lifetime Achievement Award

In addition to the six Lombardi Trophies that he gets to look at every day, Pittsburgh Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney Sr. probably has quite a collection of other awards that he has been given over the decades. Wednesday evening, Dan Rooney added another prestigious one to that collection as he was given the Sports Business […]

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Ryan Clark Calls Out Roger Goodell For More Of His Hypocrisy

He’s no longer a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers, but safety Ryan Clark remains a member of the Roger Goodell Watchdog Group. On the Tuesday morning edition of “First Take”, Clark, who signed with the Washington Redskins during the offseason, was critical of the way that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has handled Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, […]

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Report: Ravens RB Ray Rice To Avoid Prosecution Thanks To Pretrial Intervention Program

Thanks to a pretrial intervention program, it looks like Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice will avoid being prosecuted for an alleged assault of his now-wife. According to Lynda Cohen of The Press of Atlantic City, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office approved Rice’s acceptance into pretrial intervention on Monday. Upon successful completion of the program, […]

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Report: NFL Owners Table Playoff Expansion Talks Until Fall

It’s only a matter of time before the league adds two more teams to the playoffs, but it’s looking like that time will be in 2015, not 2014. According to Jim Corbett of USA Today Sports, NFL owners have decided to table any further discussion of playoff expansion until their fall meetings. Gary Myers of the New York […]

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