May 30, 2015

Brady's appeal set for June 23

A person familiar with the situation says Tom Brady’s appeal of his suspension in the deflated footballs scandal will be heard on June 23. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday because the date hasn’t been officially announced. The ...

Goodell planning to hear Brady appeal

May 23, 2015

Goodell planning to hear Brady appeal

Roger Goodell will hear four-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal. Goodell will not withdraw from what the commissioner considers his responsibility of hearing the appeal, according to several people with knowledge ...

Goodell intends to hear Brady appeal

May 21, 2015

Goodell intends to hear Brady appeal

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday it’s his responsibility to hear directly from New England quarterback Tom Brady in his appeal of his four-game suspension in the deflated footballs case. Goodell said he has not had time to study a request from the players’ ...

Goodell to hear Brady's appeal of suspension

May 15, 2015

Goodell to hear Brady's appeal of suspension

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday night he will personally hear the suspension appeal of Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady, who challenged the league’s punishment for his role in using deflated footballs during the AFC Championship Game. The NFL Players Association filed the expected ...

Judge rules for Peterson in ban case; NFL files appeal

Feb 27, 2015

Judge rules for Peterson in ban case; NFL files appeal

In NFL limbo for the last five-plus months, Adrian Peterson’s future with the Minnesota Vikings is still in question. The path toward resolution of his status has been cleared, though the clash between league and the union over the personal conduct policy persists. Commissioner ...

Fans want NFL return

Feb 4, 2015

Fans want NFL return

by Kaz Nagatsuka

It was a Monday night, not a Super Sunday, but an estimated 100 people had assembled for a viewing party for Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks on massive screens at a public viewing event in Tokyo. There was ...

Goodell takes turn in spotlight

Jan 31, 2015

Goodell takes turn in spotlight

As if wishing made it so, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell described his league — and himself — as having addressed missteps on difficult matters such as domestic violence and being ready to move on. “As an organization, and as an individual, it’s been a ...

Report says NFL did not see tape in Rice case

Jan 9, 2015

Report says NFL did not see tape in Rice case

The NFL failed to discipline Ray Rice properly because of a weak domestic abuse policy and an investigative system too reliant on information from law enforcement, according to a report released Thursday. The report from a former FBI director hired to investigate found no ...

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 ...