“It’s pretty simple for me — I believe all people are created equal, regardless of their sexuality,” Steve Gleason said. “To promote respect and acceptance is an important role for NFL players and the NFLPA.”
“We’re in talks with a handful of players who are considering it,” the Ravens’ linebacker said. “There are up to four players being talked to right now and they’re trying to be organized so they can come out on the same day together.”
A major barrier in American professional sports could soon be broken, according to a report by Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com.
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.
Despite an injury report that includes 13 names, the Giants are more talented than most. And they cannot afford to dip under sea level with the gauntlet of a schedule they’ll have to face, beginning next week in San Francisco.
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.
From lockout to injunction to limbo and back to lockout – with a draft thrown in. Not even Super Bowl week gets that wild. Backed by an appeals court ruling, owners shut their doors once more, with players across the league trying to figure out where they stand – again.
The NFL’s locked-out players wrote back to Commissioner Roger Goodell on Saturday, responding to his letter to them by saying: “Your statements are false.”
A person familiar with the negotiations told The AP that the NFL offered to turn over five years of profitability data to the players’ union — and the offer was rejected.