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Report: NFL Denies Union’s Motion for Roger Goodell to Recuse Himself from Tom Brady Appeal

In the least surprising news of the entire Deflategate scandal, it is being reported that the NFL denied the National Football League Players Association’s request for Roger Goodell to recuse himself from Tom Brady’s appeal. NFL rejected NFLPA Motion that Roger recuse himself from appeal, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 22, 2015 Goodell appointed himself...
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Report: Goodell will not recuse himself from Brady appeal

Roger Goodell wants to be the judge, jury and executioner in Tom Brady’s suspension appeal. The NFL rejected the NFL Players Association’s request that Goodell recuse himself as arbitrator in Brady’s appeal, CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reported Friday. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said Friday on ESPN that the union would “increase the volume” of their request...
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NFLPA exec: Wells Report delivered what the NFL wanted

Roger Goodell has had time to review the NFL Players Association’s request he recuse himself from being arbitrator in Tom Brady’s appeal. The NFL commissioner hasn’t responded yet, however, according to NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith. Smith said on ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” on Friday the NFLPA will “increase the volume” of their request if the NFL doesn’t...
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Brady Appeal: Holding Goodell to the Personal Conduct Policy

The NFL and its players are supposedly bound by the terms of the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement (the CBA) in all that they do...except apparently when the league screws up a domestic violence punishment with one of its players so historically bad that they rewrite the rules as they go amidst public scrutiny.  The league blundered badly, and the result was a player's rights...
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If Tom Brady turns over cell phone, does suspension change?

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made it clear on Wednesday that he is unlikely to grant the NFL Players Association’s request of recusing himself from the Tom Brady appeal. Could that wind up being a good thing for Brady? Brady, who is appealing a four-game suspension, has maintained that he did nothing wrong in relation to...Read More
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Goodell, NFL Has Renewed Interest In Mexican Market

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the media yesterday from the league’s annual Spring owners meetings, touching on an array of topics, which was naturally dominated by discussion of the new extra point rules, as well as potential changes to the game day protocols for handling footballs in the wake of the Deflategate scandal. But buried […] Goodell, NFL Has Renewed Interest...
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Roger Goodell: NFL Looking To Play Games in Mexico, Germany

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced on Wednesday that the league is looking to hold regular season games in Mexico and Germany, as noted by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. This is new. Roger Goodell said the league is considering a regular season game in Mexico, says there is interest. I support this — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 20, 2015   It’s yet to be determined...
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NFLPA to ask court to hold Goodell, NFL in contempt

This comes completely out of nowhere. The National Football League Players Association has filed a motion in federal court hoping that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the league will be found in contempt. The motion alleges that Goodell and company have continually failed to abide by a court ruling from 11 weeks ago that indicated the league reassess the Adrian Peterson situation...
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NFLPA requested Goodell recuse himself from Brady appeal

In an expected move, the NFLPA, has formally requested NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell recuse himself from hearing and ruling upon New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s appeal of a four-game suspension handed down as a result of the league’s investigation into illegally deflated Patriots footballs. Brady’s punishment was handed down, not by Goodell, but by NFL executive...
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Did Roger Goodell and Robert Kraft hug it out?

The NFL and the New England Patriots could be searching for a way to put the entire Deflategate scandal behind them. More specifically, Roger Goodell and Patriots owner Robert Kraft may have called a truce. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Kraft and Goodell both attended CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus’ 60th birthday party over the...Read More
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