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Donovan McNabb with Boomer & Carton (credit: Al Dukes/WFAN)

Donovan McNabb With Boomer & Carton: NFL Bounty Scandal ‘Blown Out Of Proportion’

Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb says too much has been made of the NFL’s bounty scandal, which dominated the sports pages just a year ago.

04/23/2013

Roger Goodell (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Report: Goodell ‘Terrified’ That ‘NFL Player Is Going To Die On The Field’

“He’s terrified of it,” a Hall of Fame player told ESPN The Magazine. “It wouldn’t just be a tragedy. It would be awfully bad for business.”

03/05/2013

Aaron Hernandez #81 of the New England Patriots gets tackled with his helmet by Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Palladino: NFL Gone In 30 Years? Don’t Count On It

The NFL will survive. If it doesn’t it will be because the league priced itself out of existence, not because of reformed rules.

01/30/2013

Roger Goodell (credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Silverman: Tagliabue Smacks Down Goodell By Eliminating Suspensions From ‘Bountygate’

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.

12/11/2012

Jonathan Vilma (credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Tagliabue Overturns NFL Player Suspensions Related To ‘Bountygate’

The former commissioner said Tuesday that “this entire case has been contaminated by the coaches and others in the Saints’ organization.”

12/11/2012

Jonathan Vilma (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Goodell Upholds Suspensions Of Vilma, Smith; Reduces Penalties For Fujita, Hargrove

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.

10/10/2012

Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots yells at an official following an offensive interference penalty against the Patriots. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Kallas: No Person Or Entity Can Damage The Integrity Of The NFL Like The NFL

It’s hard to believe that it has gone this far, but it has. The disgrace of the NFL continues on a weekly (daily?) basis. With the obligatory “the replacement refs are trying their best” out of the way, let’s take a look at how the NFL is killing the integrity of the NFL.

09/25/2012

NFL replacement referees discuss a play during a game between the Miami Dolphins and the Oakland Raiders. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Silverman: Replacement Officials Are Getting Worse With Every Game

This is just the beginning. There are a lot of plays that officials seem to get wrong, but the bigger problems are the calls they miss and the lack of professionalism.

09/19/2012

Jonathan Vilma (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Suspensions Of Ex-Jet Jonathan Vilma, Three Others Lifted In Connection With ‘Bountygate’

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.

09/07/2012

Eli Manning and Tom Coughlin (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Silverman: A Look At The Top Five Quarterback-Coach Duos In The NFL

It’s not just about the quarterbacks. It’s about the quarterback-coach combination. Put together a sharp-throwing quarterback with a brilliant head coach and you have a winning combination.

08/24/2012

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NFL To Set Up Anonymous Bounty Hotline; Sen. Durbin Satisfied

A high-ranking senator is calling off a proposed hearing on bounties in professional sports because he is satisfied with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s response to the issue, including setting up an anonymous hotline.

06/21/2012

David Stern (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images), Jim Rome (credit: Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)

Silverman: David Stern Displayed Smug And Peevish Demeanor In Jim Rome Interview

David Stern’s recent appearance on Jim Rome’s radio show made headlines because the commissioner didn’t like the fact that Rome had the nerve to ask him about the draft lottery.

06/14/2012

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Giants’ Eli Manning Backs ‘Bountygate’ Bans For Vilma & Co.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell came down hard on “Bountygate” — again — and was criticized heavily — again — for the punishments handed down. Just not by Eli.

05/03/2012

Bill Parcells (credit: Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Report: Bill Parcells To Stay Retired; Will Not Coach Saints

Parcells prefers to remain retired and not replace his protege and friend, Sean Payton, who will serve a season-long suspension for his role in New Orleans’ bounty system.

04/10/2012

Sean Payton (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

NFL Upholds ‘Bountygate’ Suspensions For Saints; Parcells Watch Begins?

The Saints now must find an interim coach from candidates including top assistants as well as retired coach Bill Parcells.

04/09/2012

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