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September 13, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
If Ray Rice never plays football again, nothing will have changed. If Roger Goodell is fired as commissioner of the NFL, nothing will have changed. If the league issues a dozen new rules and related penalties pertaining to the abuse of women by men, nothing will have changed. That's the first thing that has to be understood about the whole fallout from the sad saga of Rice and his wife, Janay. Everything is for show. Everything is for appearances. Nothing is about real change.
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November 27, 2012
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December 7, 2012 | Associated Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In the final days of Jovan Belcher's life, he could have taken advantage of numerous avenues for support provided by the Kansas City Chiefs and the NFL. This past July, the NFL established an emergency hotline that operates 24 hours a day and connects players, staff, and family members in crisis with mental-health professionals who are not affiliated with the league or its teams. There are also numerous symposiums and support personnel whose jobs are to ensure the well-being of the players.
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January 17, 2012
Conference Championships SUNDAY AFC: Baltimore at New England, 3 (CBS3) NFC: N.Y. Giants at San Francisco, 6:30 (Fox29) Super Bowl SUNDAY, FEB. 5 In Indianapolis Teams TBD, 6:30 (NBC10)
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September 16, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
INDIANAPOLIS - It's Eagles and Colts on "Monday Night Football. " Are you ready for some football? Is it even OK to watch the games now? Does patronizing the NFL feed the problem; and, is there really an epidemic? How do you define epidemic? Is it realistic or fair to expect a sliver of the populace, no matter how privileged and sheltered, to collect differently from the rest of the populace? Perhaps it is an epidemic when we can't remember which star "whooped" his preschooler, which one slugged his fiancée and which one tossed his girlfriend around until she begged him to kill her. So, now, should we feel guilty for enjoying the competition?
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September 15, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Based on the last several days, the NFL's inactives on Sunday will include Self Control, Moral Clarity, and Common Sense. As weeks go, the NFL just had a doozy. In substance and appearance, it might have been the worst in the league's history. TMZ obtained and released the security video of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice in an Atlantic City casino elevator, knocking out his wife, Janay, with a left hook. With that, the outrage that already had been simmering over NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's meek two-game suspension of Rice finally reached a bubbling boil.
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September 13, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
If Ray Rice never plays football again, nothing will have changed. If Roger Goodell is fired as commissioner of the NFL, nothing will have changed. If the league issues a dozen new rules and related penalties pertaining to the abuse of women by men, nothing will have changed. That's the first thing that has to be understood about the whole fallout from the sad saga of Rice and his wife, Janay. Everything is for show. Everything is for appearances. Nothing is about real change.
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September 12, 2014 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
An attempt by seven former NFL players to block the league's proposed settlement over concussion-related health problems met with tough questions Wednesday from a federal appeals court panel. Lawyers for the group - which includes former Eagles wide receiver Sean Morey and safety Sean Considine - challenged the fairness of the agreement, alleging that many former players had had their rights "bargained away. " But the three-justice panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit appeared focused on a more basic question: Did it have the right to intervene in the ongoing settlement proceedings or would doing so leapfrog a process already established by the federal judge handling the case for airing complaints?
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September 12, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
If the Associated Press story that surfaced Wednesday is verified, there is only one thing left for NFL owners to say to their handpicked commissioner: Roger, over and out. There's no way Roger Goodell should be able to survive this because incompetent liars do not make good leaders, and the AP report depicts the NFL commissioner as both without saying it. Goodell was adamant during an interview on CBS This Morning that no one in the NFL...
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September 12, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
On Tuesday afternoon, Dan Connor had just walked out from a linebackers and special-teams meeting. Nothing new about that. Connor had been in so many of them during six years in the NFL and for four years before that at Penn State, where he remains the all-time leading tackler. But this time, Connor, 28, was running the meeting as first-year linebackers coach at West Chester University. Connor figures he prepared for about an hour on what he wanted to cover as the Rams installed some new looks.
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September 12, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eagles cornerback Cary Williams said the league "dropped the ball" on its discipline of Ray Rice "from the beginning" while voicing his displeasure with the way the league has handled the suspension of his former Ravens teammate. "When they didn't ask for the tape and they didn't see that part of the video, obviously they dropped the ball with that situation," Williams said. ". . . But I know that Ray Rice made a mistake, and I know him as a man and a teammate and a friend - and what he showed in that tape was not him. " Williams played with Rice from 2009 to 2012.
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September 10, 2014 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
I DON'T BELIEVE for a hot minute that no one from the NFL ever saw the video of Ray Rice cold-cocking fiancée Janay Palmer last Valentine's Day weekend. If TMZ could get hold of the footage - which shows Palmer, now Rice's wife, taking a punch that slams her into the wall of an elevator at Atlantic City's now-closed Revel Casino Hotel - it's a joke that the NFL's powerful legal eagles couldn't get hold of it, too. But, fine, let's go with the fairy tale. Let's believe that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell imposed an indefinite suspension on Rice as a result of seeing that horrific TMZ video yesterday for the first time.
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September 8, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
LeSean McCoy was fiddling with the toe cap he's been wearing since he injured his big toe a few weeks ago. The Eagles running back was sitting at his locker stall after practice Thursday and he wanted to clear something up. A question about his relationship with Andy Reid as opposed to his still-evolving one with Chip Kelly elicited the following response: "Everybody thinks for some reason there's tension between us. There's no tension," McCoy...
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September 7, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Roger Goodell may soon be the commissioner of two leagues - the NFL and the NSL. We all know, of course, what NFL stands for. It's the almighty National Football League, the revenue ruler of all professional sports. The NSL? That stands for the National Suspension League. According to ESPN.com, a total of 30 players will be serving suspensions during the first week of the season, and that does not include six suspended free agents. That number is up from 21 players a year ago, and we're still waiting for the first player to stand up and say: "Yeah, I did it. I'm a cheater and a liar, and I've shamed my team and my league.
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