Roger Goodell http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29376/all en 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 NFL: Goodell to step up crackdown on illegal hits http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/nfl-goodell-step-crackdown-illegal-hits <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 says he plans to continue to focus on improved player safety by escalating his crackdown on players who repeatedly dish out illegal hits.</p> <p>Speaking during his annual state of the league address Friday, Goodell said he wants to see even tougher penalties on players who cause injuries with their hits and the only way to do that is by banning them from games.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/nfl-goodell-step-crackdown-illegal-hits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American football in the United States American Football League National Football League Roger Goodell AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 00:15:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743713 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 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 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: 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 opens door for overhaul after domestic violence crisis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140919/goodell-resurfaces-discuss-nfl-handling-domestic-violence <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 Larry Fine</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - A chastened NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Friday that the league's poor response to its domestic violence crisis will prompt an overhaul of how it deals with player behavior and punishment in America's most popular sports league.</p> <p>Goodell said rules governing personal conduct for players and other employees will change and that experts from outside the league will help it shape that new policy.</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/140919/goodell-resurfaces-discuss-nfl-handling-domestic-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Labor Law National Football League Roger Goodell Roger Goodell Social Issues Sports Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:32:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6263064 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL in crisis: Chief vows to put 'house in order' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140920/nfl-crisis-chief-vows-put-house-order <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>Embattled National Football League boss Roger Goodell vowed Friday to put the sport's "house in order" amid a firestorm over the NFL's handling of off-field violence involving players.</p> <p>In a bid to shore up wavering public trust after allegations of domestic violence and child abuse by players, the commissioner said America's richest sports league plans to set up a new personal conduct committee and draft new rules. </p> <p>Goodell said he hoped to have those in place by the season-ending Super Bowl, which takes place in early 2015, and insisted "nothing is off the table."</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/140920/nfl-crisis-chief-vows-put-house-order" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American football in the United States National Football League Roger Goodell Roger Goodell AFP Sat, 20 Sep 2014 06:47:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6263307 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL: Players blast Goodell's handling of domestic violence issues http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140920/nfl-players-blast-goodells-handling-domestic-violence-issues <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>Roger Goodell's attempt to restore public trust amid a furore over the National Football League's domestic abuse scandal by has drawn sharp criticism from current and former players.</p> <p>The NFL commissioner's 45-minute news conference Friday -- where he accepted partial blame for the Ray Rice fiasco -- appeared to do little to allay the concerns of the players, some of whom are calling for him to step aside.</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/140920/nfl-players-blast-goodells-handling-domestic-violence-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Football League Roger Goodell Roger Goodell AFP Sat, 20 Sep 2014 12:31:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6263473 at http://www.globalpost.com ESPN suspends Bill Simmons over comments on NFL's Goodell http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140924/espn-suspends-bill-simmons-over-comments-nfls-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>(Reuters) - ESPN on Wednesday suspended high-profile commentator Bill Simmons for three weeks over critical comments he made about NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's handling of a high-profile domestic violence case.</p> <p>Simmons, who runs ESPN's Grantland website and appears frequently on air, used strong language in accusing Goodell in a "BS Report" podcast of lying about his knowledge of details of Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice's domestic violence case.</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/140924/espn-suspends-bill-simmons-over-comments-nfls-goodell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bill Simmons Business ESPN.com Labor Law Roger Goodell Roger Goodell Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 25 Sep 2014 02:05:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6268160 at http://www.globalpost.com NFL: Goodell, union discuss ways to address domestic violence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140223/taliban-kill-20-afghan-soldiers-kidnap-7 <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 met with NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith on Friday to discuss ways to address domestic violence, the league said in a memo to teams.</p> <p>The memo, posted online by NFL.com, said the discussions related to domestic violence and sexual assault covered "issues of personal conduct, including training, education, family services and the disciplinary process."</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/140223/taliban-kill-20-afghan-soldiers-kidnap-7" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baltimore Ravens National Football League Roger Goodell Roger Goodell Social Issues AFP Sun, 23 Feb 2014 08:49:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6078458 at http://www.globalpost.com Goodell says role in discipline process reviewed for over year http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/141008/goodell-says-role-discipline-process-reviewed-over-year <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) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, under fire for his handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence case, said on Wednesday that his role in the league's disciplinary process had been discussed internally for over a year.</p> <p>Goodell, speaking at the conclusion of the National Football League owners' meetings in New York, was asked if it would be best for the NFL if he did not have total autonomy in doling out punishments.</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/141008/goodell-says-role-discipline-process-reviewed-over-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Football League Roger Goodell Roger Goodell Thomson Reuters Thu, 09 Oct 2014 02:00:53 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6280933 at http://www.globalpost.com