Dolphins draft Clemson DT Christian Wilkins in 1st round

Football 04/25/19, 21:16

A rebuilding project has left the Miami Dolphins perceived as NFL lightweights, and to help change that, they used their first-round draft pick on a 315-pound defensive tackle, Clemson's Christian Wilkins.The Dolphins went 7-9 in 2018, and after shedding numerous veterans from the roster this offseason, they're widely expected to ...

Roger Goodell, with Sean Payton’s help, gets it right

Sports 03/27/19, 01:33

Roger Goodell got it right.NFL fans rarely feel that way. Right now, they should.Many times, perhaps most of the time, the NFL commissioner is doing the bidding of the owners. That's led to plenty of criticism of Goodell when it's the guys who run the 32 franchises who deserve more ...

NFL At 100: Free agency has been a boon to NFL

Football 03/12/19, 16:41

The National Football League's annual free agency frenzy officially begins Wednesday, just 39 days after Tom Brady won another Super Bowl and 44 days before Commissioner Roger Goodell takes the stage in Nashville to announce the first overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft.Le'Veon Bell, Nick Foles, C.J. Mosley and ...

Women’s forum opens eyes for candidates and teams

Sports 03/08/19, 02:45

Sam Mullet sat at a table during a lunch break at the NFL combine in Indianapolis, where she was attending the Women's Careers In Football Forum conducted by the league.In walked Roger Goodell, who sat down at Mullet's table and began chatting with several women, including Mullet, a high school ...

Goodell has wide-ranging powers to fine or suspend Kraft

Football 02/23/19, 14:04

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has wide-ranging powers to discipline teams, coaches, players, and, yes, owners.Pending the completion of police investigations in Florida — and likely a league inquiry as well — Goodell could punish New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft for being charged with two counts of soliciting a prostitute. The ...

Column: Edelman is Super Bowl MVP, but don’t forget cheating

Football 02/04/19, 17:16

Julian Edelman is certainly a compelling story.A diminutive guy with a bushy beard, picked in the final round of the draft, defying the odds to become one of the NFL's top receivers.And, now, a Super Bowl MVP.But let's not forget one other fairly important element to this story:He cheated.Edelman was ...

Column: Super Bowl Stadium Scam stops in Atlanta

Sports 02/01/19, 15:29

The Great Super Bowl Stadium Scam rolls into another city.You're up, Atlanta.The NFL is a master when it comes to separating people from their money, but clearly its most effective technique is dangling the prospect of hosting its grandest event in front of any city that's willing to fork over ...

Update: Namath, Emmitt Smith part of trophy ceremony

Football 01/31/19, 15:22

The Latest on Super Bowl 53 (all times EST):3 p.m.The Vince Lombardi Trophy will be part of a championship celebration at the end of Sunday's Super Bowl that will include Joe Namath and Emmitt Smith.Before the trophy is presented to either the Los Angeles Rams or New England Patriots at ...

Boldin says it’s a ‘travesty’ Kaepernick isn’t in NFL

Sports 01/31/19, 14:59

Former NFL wide receiver Anquan Boldin says it's a "travesty" that Colin Kaepernick isn't in the league.Boldin, the co-founder of The Players Coalition, tells PodcastOne Sports Now guest host Rob Maaddi that Kaepernick "deserves" to be in the NFL and AP NFL writer Barry Wilner dissects NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's ...

Column: Goodell won’t commit to positons on key NFL issues

Football 01/30/19, 17:38

This much we know after Roger Goodell's annual State of the NFL gabfest leading up to the Super Bowl.The league has never been stronger. The commissioner is a fan of the game. And there was a missed call in the NFC championship game.But Goodell doesn't want to use his immense ...

Lots of questions for Goodell, not a lot of answers

Football 01/30/19, 15:51

Faced with a blitz of officiating questions and queries about the effectiveness of the Rooney Rule, Colin Kaepernick's football unemployment, and the cancellation of a news conference for a Super Bowl halftime show that has drawn hefty criticism, Roger Goodell scrambled.The NFL commissioner did provide some nuggets of news on ...

Update: Goodell: extra official won’t fix NFL’s issues

Sports 01/30/19, 13:42

The Latest on Super Bowl 53 (all times EST):1:40 p.m.Commissioner Roger Goodell says adding an extra official isn't the answer to all the league's issues.It's "one more human who will make mistakes like the rest of us," he said.Goodell said "I would be comfortable" if, after reviewing the issues, no ...

NFL playoff ‘do-over’ lawsuit moved to federal court

Football 01/28/19, 12:26

A federal judge was set to hear arguments Monday in a longshot-lawsuit seeking a possible do-over of the NFC championship game that ended with a Los Angeles Rams victory over the New Orleans Saints after officials failed to call a late-game penalty.At issue is the failure of officials to call ...

Blown-call lawsuit seeks do-over of Rams-Saints game

Football 01/22/19, 15:04

In the legal equivalent of a Hail Mary pass, two New Orleans Saints season ticket holders have asked a judge to reverse the result of the NFC championship game that sent the Los Angeles Rams to the Super Bowl — or order a do-over.Tuesday's state court filing says NFL Commissioner ...

Goodell: NFL won’t pay for video in domestic investigations

Sports 12/12/18, 17:43

Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL won't pay for video evidence in cases involving domestic violence, and he defended the league's handling of those investigations.Speaking after owners held their annual winter meeting Wednesday, Goodell said the NFL's approach to dealing with domestic violence is "extraordinary" and that the league has ...

NFL giddy right now, must watch for storm clouds

Football 10/19/18, 14:26

NFL owners were almost giddy about the state of their game as they departed their fall meetings on Wednesday. So was Commissioner Roger Goodell.That's easy to do when TV ratings are up, viewership across all digital media is strong, scoreboards are practically exploding with all the points being scored, and ...

NFL happy with more scoring, close games

Football 10/18/18, 03:16

Plenty of scoring and close games are good for business in the NFL.Teams are scoring at a record pace. The number of points (4,489), touchdowns (504) and touchdown passes (328) are the most in league history through six weeks.And, games are coming down to the end.Sixty-nine percent of all games ...

Don’t expect NFL to institute a national anthem policy soon

Football 10/17/18, 14:38

Don't expect the NFL to institute a national anthem policy this season, if at all.NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell emphasized on Wednesday the work teams and players are doing in the community and didn't say whether the league and the NFLPA are moving closer toward any agreement on the contentious issue."The ...

NFL officiating not a hot topic in formal owners meetings

Football 10/17/18, 14:30

NFL officiating was not a hot topic in the formal owners meetings that ended Wednesday, Commissioner Roger Goodell noted."There was talk on several occasions in the context of what the competition committee is looking to propose and implement and how to adjust to those rules," Goodell said.But there were no ...

Alex Spanos, Chargers owner and businessman, dies at 95

Football 10/09/18, 14:37

Alex Spanos, the son of Greek immigrants who used a self-made fortune from construction and real estate to buy the Chargers in 1984, died Tuesday. He was 95.The Chargers announced Spanos' death. Faye Spanos, his wife, died in August at 92.After building a nationwide construction empire based in Stockton, his ...

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