Roger Goodell

Appeal Hearing For Patriots QB Tom Brady Begins Today

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is currently in New York City appealing his four game suspension, and that hearing is underway right now. Despite him being asked by the NFLPA to recuse himself from the proceedings, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is serving as the neutral arbitrator in Brady’s appeal. According…


Harrison Takes Pride In His Body Of Work And Work On His Body

When breaking down the playing career of Pittsburgh Steelers former DPOY James Harrison, there have been many bone-rattling hits, from his suplex-style sack of Titans quarterback Vince Young, to nearly decapitating Browns receiver Mohamed Massaquoi to his lassoing of a Browns fan who decided it’d be a good idea to…


Goodell Tells NFLPA He Will Not Recuse Himself From Brady Appeal

Like or not, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will be that one that hears the suspension appeal of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. According to a Tuesday report by Mike Reiss of ESPN.com, Goodell has formally rejected the NFL Players Association’s recent motion to recuse himself as arbitrator of Brady’s…


Art Rooney II, Steelers Want To Play In Mexico

During his press conference at the owners meetings on Wednesday, Commissioner Roger Goodell talked about the league’s desire to expand its brand more internationally, and mentioned a “renewed” interest in playing a regular season game in Mexico. Apparently that renewed interest came from Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Steelers, who played their…


Goodell, NFL Has Renewed Interest In Mexican Market

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the media yesterday from the league’s annual Spring owners meetings, touching on an array of topics, which was naturally dominated by discussion of the new extra point rules, as well as potential changes to the game day protocols for handling footballs in the wake of…


Patriots’ Acceptance Of Punishment Still Betrays Sense Of Entitlement

Following reports of “back-channel” discussions between the league office and the New England Patriots, including a documented face-to-face meeting between Commissioner Roger Goodell and team owner Robert Kraft, the organization announced yesterday at the league’s Spring meetings that it would not appeal the NFL’s decision relating to the Deflategate scandal….


NFLPA Wants Goodell To Recuse Himself From Brady Appeal

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is currently set to hear the appeal of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady following him being suspended for four games last week for his apparent role in Deflate-gate. However, if the NFLPA has their way, someone other than Goodell will hear it. In a statement…


Steelers Will Look To Maintain Success Vs. Inexperienced QB’s In Week 1

In his ten-year tenure of running the Pittsburgh Steelers defense, former defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau has done one thing very well, among the many to choose from, and that’s terrorize young quarterbacks, as he compiled a 51-18 record against quarterbacks making their first start against his defense. While LeBeau has moved on,…


Tom Brady Can’t Blame Steelers Players For Appeal Process

Following a seemingly endless barrage of attacks targeting Ted Wells and his investigation, and thus indirectly against the league itself and Commissioner Roger Goodell, who employed Wells to carry out the investigation, one can’t help but wonder if that has already come back to bite the New England Patriots. Recently,…




Discipline For Patriots Should Not End With Tom Brady Suspension

A report surfaced yesterday from Gary Myers of the New York Daily News that the league does indeed intend to issue a suspension of some duration for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in his role—and his lack of cooperation with—find findings of the Ted Wells investigation into his team…


NFL Set Precedent For Punishment Earlier This Offseason

Yesterday, the Ted Wells report was finally delivered to the league office, which investigated the extent to which the New England Patriots were involved with and in knowledge of the deflation of footballs used by the team’s offense and quarterback Tom Brady. As it turns out, that certainly appears to…



NFL Relinquishing Tax-Exempt Status Amounts To Little

Over the past few days, the National Football League revealed that it was voluntarily relinquishing its status as a tax-exempt entity. This is a threat that members of Congress have levied at the league every so often in retaliation for some concern or another over the years. The NFL has…