Feb 9, 2017

ESPN duo writing book on Goodell

Two A pair of prize-winning investigative reporters from ESPN is working on a book about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, team owners and the “momentous power struggles” that shape the league. Crown Archetype told The Associated Press on Wednesday that it had acquired “Powerball” by ...

Goodell dodges questions on Raiders, parries on Pats

Feb 2, 2017

Goodell dodges questions on Raiders, parries on Pats

Nothing produces awkward NFL moments quite like watching the commissioner parry all those thorny issues involving the league’s oldest and newest troublemakers — the Raiders and Patriots. Reporters spent time poking Roger Goodell about “Deflategate,” the Raiders’ now-threatened move to Las Vegas, and other ...

Goodell happy to give Brady trophy

Jan 26, 2017

Goodell happy to give Brady trophy

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday he would not be uncomfortable handing the Lombardi Trophy to quarterback Tom Brady if the New England Patriots win the Feb. 5 Super Bowl in Houston. Goodell, whose suspension of Brady for his role in deflating footballs used ...

Patriots rout Steelers to reach Super Bowl

Jan 23, 2017

Patriots rout Steelers to reach Super Bowl

The Tom Brady redemption tour is headed to the Super Bowl. After beginning the 2016 season suspended for four games for his role in the “Deflategate” scandal, the New England quarterback relentlessly carried the Patriots to an unprecedented ninth appearance in the title game, ...

Dec 10, 2016

Four NFL games for London in 2017

The NFL will stage four regular-season games in London next year. Teams and venues for the four games will be announced on Tuesday. The NFL started playing regular-season games in London in 2007, and has recently played three games per season in the British ...

Jul 21, 2016

NFL to appoint chief medical officer

The NFL will be hiring a full-time chief medical officer to work with team medical staffs, the players’ union and league committees. In a letter sent to the 32 team presidents and obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday, commissioner Roger Goodell said the ...

Brady's 'Deflategate' appeal for new hearing gets rejected

Jul 14, 2016

Brady's 'Deflategate' appeal for new hearing gets rejected

Quarterback Tom Brady’s last best chance to avoid serving a four-game “Deflategate” suspension to start the new season was flatly rejected Wednesday by an appeals court. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan issued a one-sentence rejection of requests by the National ...

Apr 28, 2016

Goodell says NFL ready to move on from Deflategate

As far as NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is concerned, the league is ready to move on from “Deflategate.” Speaking two days after a major victory for the NFL in its dispute with New England quarterback Tom Brady and the players’ union, Goodell defended the ...

Feb 17, 2016

Goodell's 2014 earnings revealed

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell earned just over $34 million for 2014, according to the league’s tax filing released Tuesday. That total is actually down a bit from 2013 ($35 million) and 2012, when Goodell collected $44.2 million, including $9 million in bonuses and deferred ...

Goodell backs Chargers, Raiders

Feb 6, 2016

Goodell backs Chargers, Raiders

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell pledged Friday “to do everything possible” to help teams in Oakland and San Diego work to get new stadiums in their current markets. “The league supports both of these teams, but we are working very hard with not only the ...