July 26, 2014 |
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.
December 13, 2012 |
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.
June 24, 2015 |
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.
May 19, 2007 |
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.
September 10, 2015 |
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.
June 5, 2007 |
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.
May 18, 2011 |
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.
November 5, 2007 |
During last night's pregame show, NBC's Keith Olbermann urged NFL commissioner Roger Goodell or Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie to take action to help Andy Reid and his family. Olbermann described the plight of the Reid family as a "nightmarish skid. " Garrett Reid, 24, and Britt Reid, 22, were sentenced on Thursday to up to 23 months in jail for various offenses. Garrett Reid is expected to face additional charges for allegedly smuggling pills into the Montgomery County prison. Reid and his wife Tammy were strongly rebuked by Common Pleas Judge Steven T. O'Neill during Thursday's sentencing.
May 28, 2015 |
ROCKETS CENTER Dwight Howard was one of several hundred stranded at the Toyota Center after Game 4 of the Western Conference finals on Monday night due to flash flooding in Houston. But instead of lamenting his fate, he went back onto the arena floor and mingled with the fans. Howard, signed autographs and posed for pictures while waiting out the harsh weather. His mom and young son - who played catch with fans - were also there. "I can't go nowhere, so I'm with the fans," Howard told KPRC News.
September 12, 2007 |
The NFL reportedly is considering punishing the New England Patriots for spying on the New York Jets in their season opener. ESPN.com, citing league sources, reported yesterday that commissioner Roger Goodell has determined the Patriots violated league rules Sunday when they videotaped defensive signals by the Jets' coaches. The report said the Patriots were expected to present their case by Friday. The Web site's report said Goodell is considering severe sanctions, including docking the Patriots "multiple draft picks.