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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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NFL FINALLY Contacts Casino In Ray Rice Video Investigation

NFL
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Hines Ward -- What REALLY Shocks Me About Roger Goodell ...

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NFL
AP Story Wrong NO ONE Here Saw Video Before Monday

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Roger Goodell
He's DEAD WRONG Casino NOT Prohibited from Turning Over Video

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Ray Rice Case
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Congress to NFL -- Stop BS'ing America ... Come Clean On Ray Rice Tape

Congress to Goodell:
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