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 ...

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 ...