Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday reassured those shaken by the fatal Boston Marathon bombings that security will be tight at Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium early next year.
The National Football League will “review and enhance” its security measures ahead of next week’s draft at Radio City Music Hall.
Colorado tight end Nick Kasa and other players said they were asked about their sexual orientation, but did not identify by which teams or what questions they asked. The NFL’s investigation found no such improper questioning.
Player safety in the NFL has been a frequent topic of conversation recently and Goodell discussed it again Wednesday during a lecture and question-and-answer session at the department of exercise and sport science at the University of North Carolina.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello doesn’t give much credence to a magazine feature on Roger Goodell that claims the commissioner is petrified a player will die on the field.
“I hoped she would go out and do justice for an NFL tryout, because there are lots of people who have dreamed of going to the NFL,” Katie Hnida told USA Today. “It should be something serious.”
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers said that they’re gathering information after defensive end Da’Quan Bowers was arrested after a handgun was found in his luggage at LaGuardia Airport.
Forget the Superdome power outage. That’s so last week. The NFL and organizers in New Orleans have a new headache.
“This right now, this weather, is the NFL’s worst nightmare for next year,” WFAN co-host Craig Carton said Friday.
“I feel like what he’s doing is not totally for the safety of players,” James Harrison said. “…In the true interest of player safety, I would have no issue with it. But that’s not what it’s about. It’s about money. Who hired Roger Goodell?”
Mark Sanchez blew the second chance that Rex Ryan gave him. Now, it’s Greg McElroy’s turn to be the Jets’ starting quarterback.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the league will push its trading deadline from Tuesday to Thursday at 4 p.m. EDT. The NFL’s offices in Manhattan were closed Monday and will be shuttered again Tuesday.
“I wasn’t trying to hurt him, obviously,” Jets guard Matt Slauson said. “I must have just caught him by surprise, but unfortunately, things like that happen.”
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.”