Rice free to play again

Nov 29, 2014

Rice free to play again

An arbitrator Friday threw out Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension by the NFL for punching his then-fiancee and now wife in a hotel elevator, freeing him to play again. The NFL said Rice, a free agent, is “eligible to play upon signing a new contract.” ...

Nov 22, 2014

Peterson appeal date set for Dec. 2

Adrian Peterson’s hearing for the appeal of his suspension will be held on Dec. 2. And it will not be in front of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. The NFL announced that hearing officer Harold Henderson will preside over the proceedings. Peterson has not played ...

Peterson out for rest of '14

Nov 19, 2014

Peterson out for rest of '14

Adrian Peterson’s dispute with the NFL reached another level when the league suspended Minnesota’s star running back without pay for at least the rest of the season. As his representatives initiated an appeal, Peterson remained at the center of an escalating argument between the ...

No timetable on ruling after Rice appeal concludes

Nov 7, 2014

No timetable on ruling after Rice appeal concludes

A hearing for Ray Rice appealing his NFL suspension concluded Thursday after two days and testimony from the former running back and the head of the league. Rice and his wife Janay left the hearing separately on Thursday about three hours apart after each ...

NFL vows to get house in order

Sep 20, 2014

NFL vows to get house in order

More defiant than contrite, Roger Goodell on Friday announced no sweeping changes in his first public statements in more than a week of turmoil surrounding the NFL’s handling of players accused of crimes. The commissioner was definitive about one thing: He has not considered ...

Vikings reverse course, place Peterson on exempt list

Sep 17, 2014

Vikings reverse course, place Peterson on exempt list

After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner’s permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while he ...

NFL players' union appeals Rice's indefinite suspension

Sep 17, 2014

NFL players' union appeals Rice's indefinite suspension

The NFL players’ union appealed Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension Tuesday night. Rice was originally handed a two-game suspension in July under the NFL’s personal conduct policy after he was charged with assault following a Feb. 15 altercation with his then-fiancee in a casino elevator. ...

Source claims Rice video was sent to NFL back in April

Sep 11, 2014

Source claims Rice video was sent to NFL back in April

A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while commissioner Roger Goodell has insisted the league didn’t see the violent images until this week. The person played AP a 12-second ...

Goodell denies seeing video

Sep 10, 2014

Goodell denies seeing video

As questions arose about how the NFL investigated domestic violence allegations against Ray Rice, commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday the league asked for, but was not given, video showing the ex-Ravens running back punching his then-fiancee in an elevator. Goodell told CBS that “no ...

NFL comes down hard on 49ers' Smith

Aug 30, 2014

NFL comes down hard on 49ers' Smith

The San Francisco 49ers have been preparing for months to play on without Aldon Smith over an extended period. Now they know the exact time frame: He is suspended for more than half the season. The star linebacker received his nine-game penalty from the ...

Goodell announces harsher penalty for domestic violence

Aug 29, 2014

Goodell announces harsher penalty for domestic violence

Acknowledging he “didn’t get it right” with a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence, including six weeks for a first offense and at least a year for a second. ...

Aug 28, 2014

NFL suspends star Gordon for season

Josh Gordon’s wait is over, and so is his 2014 season. Now the star wide receiver’s career is in peril. The Browns learned Wednesday that Gordon’s indefinite suspension by the NFL has been upheld and he will miss at least 16 games for another ...