The union asked Goodell to withdraw from that role because it said he was not impartial and would be called as a witness.
Goodell said he has not had time to study a request from the players’ union that he recuse himself from the appeal because he has been focused on the spring owners meetings that concluded Wednesday.
The NFL hammered Tom Brady for his role in “DeflateGate” for good reason. We can’t have the best players in America’s favorite sport toying with the rules.
Tom Brady wants to call Commissioner Roger Goodell as a witness in the appeal of the four-game suspension he was handed for “Deflategate.”
The sides have bitterly argued in the court of public opinion. Now the NFL commissioner plans to try to personally settle whether Brady deserves a four-game suspension for using deflated footballs.
Despite being in New England Patriots country, Craig has some harsh words for Pats fans, saying that Tom Brady and his team will not see their punishments reduced.
Why didn’t the NFL follow its own precedent and decide to sit down the head coach for four games?
Again, the league has tried to absolve itself from blame or wrongdoing by levying draconian punishment against those whose bad behaviors it had enabled.
On Tuesday, Patriots fans gathered at NFL headquarters in Manhattan to protest the league’s punishment of quarterback Tom Brady and the organization.
For the first time in a long time, Tom Brady is looking terribly average and horribly awkward. Many boys looking for a hero, and many men who thought they found one, will find that rather deflating.
Goodell needs to take action and suspend Brady and Belichick for four games each. As was the case with Payton, ignorance is no excuse, and Belichick needs to pay for what has been done.
Some members of Congress have criticized the NFL, which generates billions in revenue, for being tax-exempt.
Peterson’s agent has said the star running back wants to play elsewhere next season. But the Vikings say they have no plans to trade him.
The top two draws in the upcoming draft could many, many miles from Chicago — and the huggable arms of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell — on April 30.
U.S. District Judge David Doty issued his order Thursday, less than three weeks after hearing oral arguments. “This is a victory for the rule of law, due process and fairness,” the NFLPA said in a statement.