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Roger Goodell

Roger S. Goodell (born February 19, 1959) is the Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL), having been chosen to succeed the retiring Paul Tagliabue on August 8, 2006. He was chosen over four finalists for the position, winning a close vote on the fifth ballot before being unanimously approved by acclamation of the owners. He officially began his tenure on September 1, 2006, just prior to the beginning of the 2006 NFL season. As Commissioner, he is also President of NFL Charities. Many commentators have described him as "the most powerful man in sports". Goodell was born in Jamestown, New York, the son of the late United States Senator Charles E. Goodell, a Republican from New York, and the late Jean Rice Goodell of Buffalo, New York. The Goodell family moved to Bronxville, New York, in 1971.

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Tom Brady -- Sues NFL ... My Suspension Is B.S.

Tom Brady
Sues NFL My Suspension Is B.S.

Tom Brady has declared war ... formally suing the National Football League over his Deflategate punishment -- claiming the league had no right to suspend him for 4 games.  Brady and the NFL… READ MORE >

Roger Goodell to Marshawn Lynch -- QUIT YER BITCHIN' ... Media Day Is Part Of Your Job!

Roger Goodell to Marshawn:
QUIT YER BITCHIN' Media Day Is Part Of Your Job!

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- 184 days ago
NBA's Mark Jackson -- RIPS ROGER GOODELL ... He's a Terrible Commish

NBA's Mark Jackson
RIPS ROGER GOODELL ... He's a Terrible Commish

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- 190 days ago
NY Giants Co-Owner John Mara -- Roger Goodell Has an Image Problem ... But He Can Fix It

NYG Co-Owner John Mara:
GOODELL HAS AN IMAGE PROBLEM ... But He Can Fix It

NY Giants co-owner John Mara says there's no doubt Roger Goodell's reputation took a major hit due to his handling of the Ray Rice incident ... but he's fully confident Roger will bounce… READ MORE >

- 200 days ago
Robert Mueller -- NFL Ran a Half-Ass Investigation Into Ray Rice

Robert Mueller
NFL Ran a Half-Ass Investigation Into Ray Rice

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller has just released his report about his 4-month investigation into the NFL's handling of the Ray Rice situation ... and essentially says the NFL dropped the… READ MORE >

- 206 days ago
President Obama -- RIPS ROGER GOODELL ... NFL 'Behind the Curve' On Dom. Violence

President Obama --
RIPS ROGER GOODELL NFL 'Behind the Curve' On Dom. Violence

President Barack Obama just went after Roger Goodell -- saying the NFL Commish is "winging it" when it comes to the league's disciplinary action on domestic violence. Obama called in to… READ MORE >

- 233 days ago
Roger Goodell -- I Half-Assed My Job ... When It Came to Ray Rice

Roger Goodell
I Half-Assed My Job When It Came to Ray Rice

Roger Goodell ADMITTED he didn't thoroughly read NFL security reports about the Ray Rice elevator attack ... this according to new transcripts from the Rice suspension hearing. The… READ MORE >

- 234 days ago
Adrian Peterson -- I'll Never Use a Switch Again

Adrian Peterson
I'll Never Use a Switch Again

Adrian Peterson is finally speaking out -- saying he's a changed man and vows to never hit any of his children with a switch again ... in what seems like an obvious ploy to appease NFL… READ MORE >

- 254 days ago
NFL -- Costly Hold Up ... in Donation to Dom. Violence Hotline

NFL
Costly Hold Up In Donation to Dom. Violence Hotline

25 days after Roger Goodell announced a financial partnership between the NFL and a national domestic violence support hotline, zero money has changed hands ... TMZ Sports has learned. In the… READ MORE >

- 293 days ago
Benjy from 'Howard Stern' -- WORST APOLOGY EVER ... After Crashing NFL Event

Benjy from 'Howard Stern'
WORST APOLOGY EVER After Crashing NFL Event

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- 317 days ago

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