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