Can you hear the screaming emanating from the NFL’s Park Avenue offices? The loud voices — stomping and swearing — are coming from commissioner Roger Goodell, who has had his legs cut out from under him by his predecessor, Paul Tagliabue.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the suspensions of ex-Jet Jonathan Vilma and Will Smith on Tuesday for their role in the New Orleans Saints’ bounty scandal, and reduced penalties for Scott Fujita and Anthony Hargrove.
The damage has been done to Roger Goodell’s reputation as NFL disciplinarian.
The suspensions of ex-Jet Jonathan Vilma and three other players in the NFL’s bounty investigation were lifted on Friday by a three-member appeals panel, and the league reinstated those players a few minutes later.
The NFL Players Association filed a lawsuit against the NFL on behalf of three players suspended in connection with the bounty investigation, calling Commissioner Roger Goodell “incurably and evidently biased.”
The NFL Players Association wants to remove Roger Goodell from the process when four players file appeals of their suspensions for the New Orleans Saints’ bounty program.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell came down hard on “Bountygate” — again — and was criticized heavily — again — for the punishments handed down. Just not by Eli.
New Orleans Saints linebacker and former New York Jet Jonathan Vilma has been suspended without pay for the entire 2012 season by the NFL, one of four players punished for participating in a pay-for-pain bounty system.
The Giants had to expect growing pains when they installed last year’s practice-squadder into the game day lineup. They’ll live with them. What they didn’t expect was Ballard’s productivity in the passing game.
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