Will the NFL's Domestic Violence Rule Backfire?
August 29, 2014
Commissioner Roger Goodell admits a mistake, revises league policy, and sends a powerful message—one the experts say will make a difference.
Roger Goodell Just Blew It
August 04, 2014
People say Roger Goodell didn't come down hard enough on Ray Rice. They're absolutely right.
NFL Commissoner Roger Goodell is in denial about threats to football's future.
Roger Goodell Keeps Letting His League Down
December 11, 2012
The NFL's bounty scandal claims another victim: The commissioner who rushed to suspend everyone in site.
The NFL Replacement Refs Reach the Tipping Point
September 25, 2012
The story of the locked-out refs is about NFL greed. But it's also about more than football.
Ben Roethlisberger and the Future of Football
February 04, 2011
This past summer, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell found himself facing a situation every authority figure dreads. His reputation hinged on how he handled a greasy-haired young man sitting in front of him, brandishing a smirk. The lug in question was Ben Roethlisberger, the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, who had been accused of rape for the second time in a year, in this instance by a 20-year-old college student in Georgia. Arming himself for the conversation, Goodell had talked to two dozen other players, including other Steelers.
Let Vick Play
July 25, 2009
I’m fed up with the anguished deliberations about whether former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, who served 21 months in jail for promoting dog-fighting and killing, should be allowed to play pro football again. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who has spent his adulthood as a pro football front office guy, is going to judge whether Vick is morally fit to put on a helmet and pads and risk life and limb before thousands of screaming fans. I don’t condone breeding dogs to kill each other.