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

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Roger Goodell -- I'M NOT GOING TO RESIGN ... Owners Support Me

Roger Goodell
I'M NOT GOING TO RESIGN Owners Support Me

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- 13 days ago
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NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
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- 14 days ago
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- 16 days ago
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Ronda Rousey
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- 20 days ago
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Major NFL Sponsor
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- 20 days ago
CBS Pulls the Plug On Rihanna for Ravens/Steelers Game

CBS
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- 21 days ago
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NFL
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- 21 days ago
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Hines Ward
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