Roger Goodell http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26615/all en Judge throws out defamation case against NFL commissioner http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/judge-throws-out-defamation-case-against-nfl-commissioner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jonathan Stempel</p> <p>Jan 17 (Reuters) - A federal judge dismissed a defamation suit on Thursday by New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma against National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell, one of the last open issues arising from the team's so-called bounty scandal.</p> <p>U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan in New Orleans said Vilma failed to show that Goodell acted with "actual malice" in making six purportedly libelous or slanderous statements between early March and early May of last year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/judge-throws-out-defamation-case-against-nfl-commissioner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jonathan Vilma National Football League Roger Goodell Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 01:15:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735906 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL-Payton reinstated after serving one season suspension http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/nfl-payton-reinstated-after-serving-one-season-suspension <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 22 (Reuters) - New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, who was suspended for a season for his part in a pay-for-pain bounty scandal, has been reinstated, the National Football League said on Tuesday.</p> <p>"We had a very productive discussion," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. "Sean fully complied with all the requirements imposed on him during his suspension.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/nfl-payton-reinstated-after-serving-one-season-suspension" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Football League Roger Goodell Sean Payton Sean Payton Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:30:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737808 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL-Goodell vows to tackle player safety, doping issues http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/nfl-goodell-vows-tackle-player-safety-doping-issues <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Julian Linden</p> <p>NEW ORLEANS, Feb 1 (Reuters) - The National Football League (NFL) is determined to push ahead with a range of stricter rules for dangerous play and doping to improve player safety, Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Friday.</p> <p>Despite facing ongoing criticism from players and their union, Goodell used his annual address on the state of the game to reinforce the league's commitment to making changes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/nfl-goodell-vows-tackle-player-safety-doping-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business National Football League Roger Goodell Roger Goodell Sports Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 20:31:05 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743535 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL-Goodell glad for global growth but cagey on next steps http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/nfl-goodell-glad-global-growth-cagey-next-steps <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Simon Evans</p> <p>NEW ORLEANS, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Sell-outs of the two NFL contests in London next season are proof of the game's growing global popularity, Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Friday but he carefully avoided talk of a British franchise for the league.</p> <p>The National Football League games at Wembley Stadium will match the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Minnesota Vikings on September 29 and the San Francisco 49ers against the Jacksonville Jaguars on October 27.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/nfl-goodell-glad-global-growth-cagey-next-steps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American football in the United States National Football League Roger Goodell Roger Goodell Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 21:31:07 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743592 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL-Goodell says he couldn't feel "more welcomed" in New Orleans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/nfl-goodell-says-he-couldnt-feel-more-welcomed-new-orleans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Julian Linden</p> <p>NEW ORLEANS, Feb 1 (Reuters) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's picture is plastered on the walls of restaurants throughout New Orleans and he has a float dedicated to him in the Mardi Gras parade.</p> <p>But the National Football League boss is not winning any popularity contests in the Big Easy in the build-up to Sunday's Super Bowl.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/nfl-goodell-says-he-couldnt-feel-more-welcomed-new-orleans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Football League New Orleans Roger Goodell Roger Goodell Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 21:46:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743610 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-NFL-League and union still at odds over player safety http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-nfl-league-and-union-still-at-odds-over-player-safety <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Doping tests, hard tackles sticking points</p> <p>* Goodell expects HGH testing next season</p> <p>* He wants players banned for repeat hits to head (Recasts, adds quotes)</p> <p>By Julian Linden</p> <p>NEW ORLEANS, Feb 1 (Reuters) - More than a year after the National Football League (NFL) and the players' union (NFLPA) reached an agreement to end their bitter labor dispute, deep divisions remain.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-nfl-league-and-union-still-at-odds-over-player-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment National Football League Roger Goodell Roger Goodell Sports Thomson Reuters Sat, 02 Feb 2013 00:16:01 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743724 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL: Goodell names special counsel to lead Dolphins probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131106/nfl-goodell-names-special-counsel-lead-dolphins-probe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell appointed New York attorney Ted Wells to conduct an independent investigation into the Miami Dolphins in the wake of harassment allegations against suspended blocker Richie Incognito.</p> <p>Incognito, an offensive guard, allegedly used racist language and repeated threats to bully fellow blocker Jonathan Martin, his neighbor on the offensive line. Martin left the team in the wake of a lunch room incident last week. Incognito was suspended indefinitely last Sunday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131106/nfl-goodell-names-special-counsel-lead-dolphins-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Labor Law Miami Dolphins National Football League Roger Goodell AFP Wed, 06 Nov 2013 23:32:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5982243 at http://www.globalpost.com Goodell says extra point may get the boot http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140121/goodell-says-extra-point-may-get-the-boot <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - The NFL could eliminate the extra point as part of its scoring system as the kick has become virtually "automatic", Commissioner Roger Goodell has told NFL Network.</p> <p>In an interview aired on Monday, Goodell said the NFL's Competition Committee was looking at proposals to get rid of the short kick that automatically follows a touchdown.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140121/goodell-says-extra-point-may-get-the-boot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Football League Roger Goodell Roger Goodell Thomson Reuters Tue, 21 Jan 2014 06:34:58 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6048537 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL: Goodell says London team nearer after triple sellout http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140131/nfl-goodell-says-london-team-nearer-after-triple-sellout <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>London is closer to having its own National Football League team after selling out three regular-season games at Wembley Stadium for next season, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Friday.</p> <p>Two days before the Super Bowl championship spectacle in suburban New York between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos, Goodell revealed the ticket sellouts and said the England support had pushed the notion of a London franchise "further down the road."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140131/nfl-goodell-says-london-team-nearer-after-triple-sellout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Football League Roger Goodell Super Bowl AFP Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:47:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6058487 at http://www.globalpost.com Most support Washington Redskins keeping name, says Goodell http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140131/most-support-washington-redskins-keeping-name-says-goodell <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Steve Keating</p> <p>New York (Reuters) - More people, including native Americans, support the Washington Redskins keeping their controversial name, said National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell on Friday.</p> <p>Goodell took on the touchy subject during his pre-Super Bowl state of the league address and attempted to defuse the issue by claiming that the vast of majority of football fans, and the American public in general, have no problem with the Redskins name that generated protests last season at stadiums across the league.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140131/most-support-washington-redskins-keeping-name-says-goodell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American football in the United States Business National Football League Roger Goodell Roger Goodell Thomson Reuters Fri, 31 Jan 2014 23:02:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6058611 at http://www.globalpost.com Goodell says Colts owner Irsay may face punishment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140325/goodell-says-colts-owner-irsay-may-face-punishment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell said he was waiting for all the facts to emerge before deciding whether to punish Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay for his recent arrest on suspicion of intoxicated driving.</p> <p>Goodell said Irsay took an important step by entering a health-car facility to seek help, but said the team owner remains subject to possible NFL punishment.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140325/goodell-says-colts-owner-irsay-may-face-punishment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Indianapolis Colts National Football League Roger Goodell Roger Goodell Thomson Reuters Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:47:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6103929 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL-New stadium key to Bills staying in Buffalo-report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140508/nfl-new-stadium-key-bills-staying-buffalo-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell said he would like see the Bills remain in Buffalo but conceded the team's future could hinge on the construction of a new stadium.</p> <p>The death of longtime Bills owner Ralp Wilson in March sparked speculation that the team could be sold and relocated with Toronto, where the team has played a series of regular season games, and Los Angeles floated as possible locations.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140508/nfl-new-stadium-key-bills-staying-buffalo-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Buffalo Bills National Football League Roger Goodell Thomson Reuters Thu, 08 May 2014 20:20:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6142210 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL: Goodell defends Ray Rice sanction http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140801/nfl-goodell-defends-ray-rice-sanction <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NFL commissioner Roger Goodell insisted Friday that his two-game suspension of Ravens running back Ray Rice for domestic abuse was an appropriate penalty.</p> <p>The suspension was widely criticized as too lenient, but Goodell, speaking on the eve of Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, said he had taken Rice's prior sterling reputation into consideration, along with the Baltimore player's comprehensive apology for his behavior.</p> <p>"Domestic violence is not acceptable," Goodell said. "We went through the process of evaluating whether there would be discipline.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140801/nfl-goodell-defends-ray-rice-sanction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American football in the United States Ray Rice Ray Rice Roger Goodell Roger Goodell AFP Sat, 02 Aug 2014 02:18:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6221171 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL, under public pressure, toughens domestic violence bans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140829/nfl-under-public-pressure-toughens-domestic-violence-bans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Eric Kelsey</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The National Football League, stung by a public uproar from critics who said it was too lenient on a player accused of assaulting his fiancée, on Thursday announced stricter domestic violence penalties.</p> <p>Players will now receive a six-game ban for a first-time violation of the league's policy and an indefinite ban for a second violation, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a letter to team owners obtained by Reuters. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140829/nfl-under-public-pressure-toughens-domestic-violence-bans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Labor Law National Football League National Football League Roger Goodell Suspension War Thomson Reuters Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:47:10 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6243867 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL: Pressure grows on Goodell over Rice assault case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140910/nfl-pressure-grows-goodell-over-rice-assault-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pressure mounted Wednesday on NFL commissioner Roger Goodell as the league investigated when a video of suspended star Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancee was first seen by NFL officials.</p> <p>As US lawmakers requested details on Goodell's actions and the leader of America's largest women's advocacy group called for Goodell to resign, the boss of the world's richest sports league maintained no one had seen the brutal video of Rice punching Janay Palmer in a casino elevator last February before celebrity website TMZ revealed it Monday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140910/nfl-pressure-grows-goodell-over-rice-assault-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest National Football League National Football League Roger Goodell Social Issues Super Bowl Technology AFP Wed, 10 Sep 2014 23:45:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6254375 at http://www.globalpost.com