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July 26, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, INQUIRER COLUMNIST
The security video lasted just 49 seconds, and as security videos often are in such situations, it was grainy and fuzzy and had the feel of a sequence in a Scorsese film. But there was no mistaking what it showed. On a February night inside an Atlantic City casino, an elevator's doors slid apart, and Ray Rice, a running back for the Baltimore Ravens, emerged, holding the woman who is now his wife, Janay Palmer. In a fight minutes earlier, Rice had rendered her unconscious , and now she was in Rice's arms, slumped over at her torso.
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December 13, 2012 | By Schuyler Dixon, Associated Press
IRVING, Texas - NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said he "fundamentally disagrees" with former league boss Paul Tagliabue's decision not to discipline players in the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal. Speaking Wednesday after an owners meeting in the Dallas area, Goodell said he respected his predecessor's decision, and believed it backed up the commissioner's conclusion that the Saints ran a bounty program for three years and covered it up. But Goodell took issue with Tagliabue's vacating the yearlong suspension of linebacker Jonathan Vilma and shorter bans for three other current and former Saints players.
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June 24, 2015 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
WHEN LAST we saw Tom Brady, New England's favorite superhero was wearing a Charlie Brown smile while Jim Gray grilled him gently about the findings in the Ted Wells report. "I haven't had a chance to digest it fully," Brady told Gray and a raucously supportive audience at Salem (Mass.) State College back on May 7. "But when I do, I'll be sure to let you know how I feel about it. And everyone else. " This morning, 47 days later, Brady, his agent and his attorneys will meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to share those feelings.
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November 19, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
GRANTLAND founder Bill Simmons managed to weave some sports questions into a thoroughly entertaining interview he had with President Obama for GQ magazine. Simmons, who threw Obama some hard-hitting questions about Ferguson and gun control, also tossed some softballs. Here's one the president hit out of the park (and dissed NFL commish Roger Goodell in the process): Simmons: "Baseball, football, basketball, all the commissioner jobs open up next year. Which one would you want?"
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September 5, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
In addition to erasing the four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady with his ruling Thursday morning, U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman also uncovered yet another reason for the nation's egg shortage. It turns out NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's face is full of yolks again. With McDonald's about to go to an all-day breakfast and the NFL already having appealed Berman's ruling that freed Brady to play in New England's season opener Thursday against Pittsburgh, you can expect to be paying premium prices for eggs into the distant future.
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February 9, 2016
TREGG DUERSON was right when he reacted negatively when NFL commissioner Roger Goodell compared the risk of NFL players developing the degenerative brain disease CTE to ordinary risks we all experience in life. In his self-serving annual Super Bowl press conference, Goodell said the NFL "has made great progress" in guarding against concussions. He naively added, "There are risks in life. There's risk sitting on the couch. " Duerson's father - late Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson - was one of several NFL players to have committed suicide and later diagnosed to have had CTE. Through the law firm of Corboy & Demetrio, Tregg Duerson issued a statement on Sunday that said: "Comparing the CTE risk that NFL players face with an apparently inherent risk in sitting on the couch is an insult to the men affected by CTE. "These men and their families deserve better.
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May 19, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
A California congressman urged NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to "act swiftly and forcefully" if Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was involved in dog fighting on his former property. U.S. Rep. Tom Lantos (D-Calif.) pointed out in a letter that he's a senior member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which 2 years ago held highly publicized hearings on the use of performance-enhancing drugs in professional sports. "I am outraged that one of the National Football League's superstars is affiliated with such a heinous enterprise," Lantos wrote.
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June 13, 2016 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, STAFF WRITER
Mark Twain seemed to anticipate 2016 when he remarked that "a lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still getting its shoes on. " In the intervening century-plus, that travel time has been greatly reduced. Today, thanks to social media, a lie can orbit the earth before truth's alarm clock even buzzes. We got another reminder of that last week when hackers broke into the NFL's Twitter account and mischievously transmitted the following faux news: "We regret to inform our fans that our commissioner, Roger Goodell, has passed away.
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June 5, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Tank Johnson is the latest NFL player to feel the impact of commissioner Roger Goodell's crackdown on off-field misbehavior. The Chicago Bears defensive tackle was suspended yesterday for the first eight games of the 2007 season, the third player sidelined this offseason under Goodell's toughened personal-conduct policy. Johnson, who recently spent 2 months in the Cook County (Ill.) jail for violating probation on a gun charge, joins Tennessee's Adam "Pacman" Jones, suspended for the entire season, and Cincinnati's Chris Henry, out eight games.
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May 18, 2011 | Daily News Wire Services
The NFL and its locked-out players wrapped up another round of court-ordered mediation yesterday without any signs of a new agreement and the clock ticking on the 2011 season. Officials and attorneys for both sides said they will return for more closed-door talks with U.S. Magistrate Judge Arthur Boylan on June 7, 4 days after a key appeals court hearing in St. Louis on the legality of the lockout. NFL lead negotiator Jeff Pash and former Vikings standout Carl Eller both said the talks went well, but there was no indication of any progress toward a new collective bargaining agreement.
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June 13, 2016 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, STAFF WRITER
Mark Twain seemed to anticipate 2016 when he remarked that "a lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still getting its shoes on. " In the intervening century-plus, that travel time has been greatly reduced. Today, thanks to social media, a lie can orbit the earth before truth's alarm clock even buzzes. We got another reminder of that last week when hackers broke into the NFL's Twitter account and mischievously transmitted the following faux news: "We regret to inform our fans that our commissioner, Roger Goodell, has passed away.
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May 26, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Malcolm Jenkins and Zach Ertz suffered concussions last season - the first, they said, of their NFL careers. In the Eagles' 10th game, Ertz, a tight end, caught a pass and tried to hurdle a defender for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He landed on his left shoulder, and his head snapped back as if he were the mannequin behind the wheel in an old driver's-ed video. He sat out the Eagles' next game, four days later on Thanksgiving in Detroit. In the Eagles' eighth game, Jenkins, one of the Eagles' starting safeties, lowered his head into the chest of Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden as he tried to tackle him. He rose to his feet and felt his mind fog over but didn't tell anyone.
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May 2, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
Carson Wentz checked his cellphone after an afternoon workout on April 20 and saw a text message that would change his life, determine the future home of his brother and sister-in-law, and alter the course of Eagles history. Wentz's agent messaged him that the Eagles had traded for the No. 2 pick in the NFL draft. The former North Dakota State quarterback had an inkling that could mean he would play for the Eagles, but he was not positive. He still believed he might land with the Los Angeles Rams, who held the No. 1 pick and had just met with him hours earlier.
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April 29, 2016 | By Les Bowen, STAFF WRITER
CHICAGO - It will be the moment people point to, the photo they retweet, or whatever people end up doing with photos in five or 10 or 20 years: Carson Wentz standing with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, holding up an Eagles jersey with "Wentz 1" on it. They will bring it out if the Eagles win a Super Bowl with Wentz as their quarterback, or even if they become consistent contenders with him at the helm. They will bring it out, maybe even more often, if Wentz is out of the league in five or six years and the Eagles are floating lifeless at the bottom of the NFC East.
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February 9, 2016
TREGG DUERSON was right when he reacted negatively when NFL commissioner Roger Goodell compared the risk of NFL players developing the degenerative brain disease CTE to ordinary risks we all experience in life. In his self-serving annual Super Bowl press conference, Goodell said the NFL "has made great progress" in guarding against concussions. He naively added, "There are risks in life. There's risk sitting on the couch. " Duerson's father - late Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson - was one of several NFL players to have committed suicide and later diagnosed to have had CTE. Through the law firm of Corboy & Demetrio, Tregg Duerson issued a statement on Sunday that said: "Comparing the CTE risk that NFL players face with an apparently inherent risk in sitting on the couch is an insult to the men affected by CTE. "These men and their families deserve better.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 2015 | Gary Thompson, Staff Writer
"Consussion" seems like a strange Christmas release: Hey, lets go see that movie where pro football players with brain damage kill themselves. And in truth, it's not a knee-slappin' good time at the theater. But it is more appropriate to the season than you might guess - the story of a deeply religious man who undertakes a moral crusade, motivated by an abiding faith that gives him the courage to take on the NFL, based on his conviction that "God does not want us to play football.
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November 19, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
GRANTLAND founder Bill Simmons managed to weave some sports questions into a thoroughly entertaining interview he had with President Obama for GQ magazine. Simmons, who threw Obama some hard-hitting questions about Ferguson and gun control, also tossed some softballs. Here's one the president hit out of the park (and dissed NFL commish Roger Goodell in the process): Simmons: "Baseball, football, basketball, all the commissioner jobs open up next year. Which one would you want?"
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September 14, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
AN EXTREMELY chipper Jeffrey Lurie made an impromptu appearance before reporters yesterday at the end of Eagles practice, the chairman substituting an onfield chat for the more formal training camp state-of-the-team sessions he used to hold annually. This was Lurie's first session before the cameras and microphones since the owners' meetings in March in Arizona, when he talked about taking risks to go from good to great. Asked yesterday about progress on that front, Lurie said there's no way to know until the season gets underway, which, for the Eagles, will be Monday night in Atlanta.
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September 13, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie defended two of the NFL's most polarizing offseason figures on Friday: Chip Kelly and Roger Goodell. Kelly and Goodell drew scrutiny during the last few months for entirely different reasons. Kelly reshaped the Eagles' roster, and his methods came under attack by franchise greats LeSean McCoy and Tra Thomas, who suggested that the Eagles have a race issue. Goodell's decision to suspend Tom Brady four games as part of the ball deflation scandal was overturned in federal court, continuing a string of off-field embarrassments for the league.
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September 10, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
There is a reason that most NFL home teams choose the sideline with its back to the press box and coaching boxes. There is a reason coaches hold the play chart in front of their faces when calling plays or coverages. There is a reason locker rooms are guarded and practice facilities are inspected for hidden cameras and hotel trash cans are emptied lest a morsel of information fall into the wrong hands. The reason is not because Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots have turned the league into a cult of cheaters.
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