Roger Goodell Defends Commanders Investigation, but Not Snyder

The N.F.L.’s commissioner defended the league’s investigation into harassment claims against the Washington Commanders, but offered no support of the team’s owner, Daniel Snyder, who did not appear.

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Panel Finds Daniel Snyder Interfered With Sexual Harassment Investigation

In a memo, a Congressional panel said it found evidence that the Washington Commanders owner conducted a “shadow investigation” of accusers.

#goodell-roger, #house-committee-on-oversight-and-government-reform, #maloney-carolyn-b, #national-football-league, #sexual-harassment, #snyder-daniel-m, #washington-commanders, #wilkinson-beth-a, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

What Will the Browns Do About Deshaun Watson?

New revelations about Watson, who has been accused of sexual misconduct with women he hired for massages, have drawn only silence from the Browns but have left some of the team’s fans in anguish.

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Attorneys General Threaten to Investigate N.F.L.’s Treatment of Female Employees

Six state attorneys general, led by New York’s Letitia James, have “grave concerns” about reports of a workplace culture within the N.F.L. that is “overtly hostile to women.”

#attorneys-general, #discrimination, #flores-brian-1981, #football, #goodell-roger, #james-letitia, #national-football-league, #sexual-harassment, #snyder-daniel-m, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Brian Flores’s Lawsuit Looms Over N.F.L. Owners Meetings

At its annual meeting, the league announced plans to increase diverse hiring practices, as John Mara, the Giants’ co-owner, called Flores’s claims of discrimination “false.”

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For $230 Million, the Browns Get Deshaun Watson, and Questions

Cleveland guaranteed Deshaun Watson $230 million over five years. The cost to their reputation as he fights accusations of sexual misconduct will be harder to calculate.

#cleveland-browns, #football, #goodell-roger, #houston-texans, #national-football-league, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #watson-deshaun-1995

Deshaun Watson Invokes Fifth Amendment in Sexual Misconduct Depositions

Watson was deposed in two civil lawsuits at the same time a grand jury heard evidence to consider criminal charges against the Texans quarterback accused last year by two dozen women of lewd behavior.

#football, #goodell-roger, #hardin-rusty, #houston-tex, #houston-texans, #national-football-league, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #watson-deshaun-1995

N.F.L. Hands Calvin Ridley a 1-Year Suspension for Betting on Games

The league said that Ridley, a receiver for the Atlanta Falcons, bet on games in November 2021 while he was on leave from the team to address a mental health issue.

#atlanta-falcons, #calvin-ridley, #football, #gambling, #goodell-roger, #national-football-league

Super Bowl’s Hollywood Moment Outshines N.F.L.’s Problems

Football saw its biggest star, Tom Brady, retire, new allegations of sexual harassment against a team owner, and a lawsuit that claimed the N.F.L. discriminates in its hiring. None of it seemed to matter on Sunday.

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N.F.L. to Investigate New Harassment Claims Against Commanders’ Owner

After conflicting announcements over who would look into sexual harassment allegations made against Daniel Snyder, N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league would oversee the inquiry.

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N.F.L. Culture Never Reformed After the Rice Scandal, Women Say

In the years after the Ray Rice scandal, the N.F.L. redoubled efforts to hire and promote women. But over 30 former staff members say the league’s culture remains demoralizing.

#baltimore-ravens, #black-people, #dallas-cowboys, #discrimination, #domestic-violence, #football, #goodell-jane-skinner, #goodell-roger, #hiring-and-promotion, #hunt-kareem-1995, #jones-charlotte-football-executive, #jones-jerry, #kansas-city-chiefs, #leeds-alissa, #locklear-theresa, #minorities, #national-football-league, #rice-ray-1987, #smith-dasha, #snyder-daniel-m, #washington-football-team, #wilkinson-beth-a, #women-and-girls

John Madden Is Remembered as the ‘Soundtrack’ of the N.F.L.

Football fans, broadcasters, video-game enthusiasts and others paid tribute to the legendary coach and football ambassador.

#football, #goodell-roger, #jones-jerry, #las-vegas-raiders, #madden-nfl-video-game, #madden-john, #national-football-league

Postponed Games and Increased Testing as Covid Continues to Impact Athletes and Teams

The N.B.A. and N.H.L. announced a new round of game postponements, and the N.F.L. again adjusted its testing policies, as a Covid-19 surge continued to dog athletes.

#cleveland-browns, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #football, #goodell-roger, #los-angeles-rams, #national-basketball-assn, #national-football-league, #national-football-league-players-assn, #tests-medical, #tretter-j-c-1991, #vaccination-and-immunization

Bob Blitz Held the NFL to Task Over the Rams’ Relocation

How an N.F.L. insider turned into St. Louis’s best weapon against the league in the battle over the Rams’ relocation.

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Jon Gruden Accuses N.F.L. of ‘Character Assassination’ in a Lawsuit

Gruden, the former coach of the Raiders, is accusing the league of leaking his offensive emails to ‘destroy’ his career and reputation.

#coaches-and-managers, #e-mail, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #football, #goodell-roger, #gruden-jon, #las-vegas-raiders, #national-football-league, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Roger Goodell’s Pay for Two Years Reached Nearly $128 Million

The N.F.L. commissioner’s compensation for 2019-20 and 2020-21, bolstered by bonuses for closing labor and media rights deals, was disclosed to team owners in a private meeting.

#executive-compensation, #football, #goodell-roger, #national-football-league

Former Washington Football Staffers Demand Investigation’s Findings

Two women formerly employed by the team interrupted a meeting of the N.F.L.’s team owners to ask the league to release the full findings of an inquiry into sexual harassment and workplace misconduct.

#football, #goodell-roger, #gruden-jon, #national-football-league, #sexual-harassment, #snyder-daniel-m, #washington-football-team, #wilkinson-beth-a

The N.F.L.’s Problems Are Bigger Than Gruden

Gruden’s scandal revealed the gross underbelly of the N.F.L.

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N.F.L.’s Top Lawyer Had Cozy Relationship With Washington Team President

Jeff Pash, the N.F.L.’s general counsel, brokered penalties, discussed a cheerleading scandal and arranged perks in emails with the former president of the Washington Football Team.

#allen-bruce-1956, #cantwell-maria, #e-mail, #fines-penalties, #football, #goodell-roger, #gruden-jon, #jeff-pash, #names-organizational, #national-football-league, #native-americans, #race-and-ethnicity, #sexual-harassment, #snyder-daniel-m, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-football-team

Jon Gruden’s Emails Shocked Me. They Shouldn’t Have.

His slur-filled comments are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the culture of the N.F.L. 

#black-people, #coaches-and-managers, #football, #goodell-roger, #gruden-jon, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #national-football-league

Jon Gruden’s Emails Put NFL Hypocrisy on Full Display

As the league is trying to send a signal about inclusion and diversity, hate-filled correspondence between football power brokers reveals entrenched values.

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Jon Gruden Emailed Homophobic and Mysogynistic Comments

A trove of emails in a separate workplace misconduct case show Raiders Coach Jon Gruden went beyond previously disclosed racist comments to issue broad tirades.

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Should You Boycott the N.F.L.?

Football is giving players brain damage. Is it time to stop watching?

#audio-neutral-informative, #college-football-playoff-national-championship, #concussions, #goodell-roger, #national-football-league

N.F.L. Sets Stiff Penalties for the Unvaccinated, Jolting Teams

Commissioner Roger Goodell said outbreaks traced to an unvaccinated player or staff member could warrant a game forfeiture for their teams. The announcement prompted a backlash from some players.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fines-penalties, #football, #goodell-roger, #national-football-league, #national-football-league-players-assn, #vaccination-and-immunization

N.F.L. Fines Washington Football Team $10 Million

The penalty of a $10 million fine follows an investigation into sexual harassment and abuse in the team’s front office.

#fines-penalties, #football, #goodell-roger, #national-football-league, #sexual-harassment, #snyder-daniel-m, #washington-redskins

N.F.L. Officially Adds 17th Regular Season Game

The measure passed by team owners Tuesday is the first expansion of the N.F.L.’s regular season schedule since 1978 and will force the league to push the Super Bowl back one week.

#football, #goodell-roger, #national-football-league

Brady, Mahomes, Kaepernick: Quarterbacks Who Deserve the Stage Now

The N.F.L. has tried to move on from the controversy over Colin Kaepernick, but recent events suggest his critique of America’s racial climate has remained relevant.

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Ravens-Steelers, After Delays, Ends with Pittsburgh Still Undefeated

The division rivalry was rescheduled three times as Baltimore recorded more than 20 positive coronavirus tests.

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The N.F.L. Has Prevented Coronavirus on the Field. Off It Is Another Matter.

As the virus surges around the country — and near team facilities — the league’s efforts to complete the season on schedule will be severely tested.

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How Trump Lost Sports as a Political Strategy

After George Floyd’s death, many athletes and sports leagues pushed back more forcefully against the president’s demand for standing during the national anthem, and he shifted away from the issue.

#athletics-and-sports, #big-ten-conference, #black-people, #brees-drew, #football, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #goodell-roger, #kaepernick-colin, #national-football-league, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-national-anthem-protests-2016

N.F.L. Punishes Titans for Their Handling of Coronavirus Outbreak

A heavy fine, but no suspensions, come after two dozen players and staff members tested positive for the virus.

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N.F.L. Adds New Covid-19 Protocols to Keep Season on Track

The league introduced new measures, including video surveillance to monitor the wearing of masks while in team facilities or traveling, after postponing games because of an outbreak.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #football, #goodell-roger, #kansas-city-chiefs, #las-vegas-raiders, #national-football-league, #new-england-patriots, #newton-cameron-j, #tennessee-titans

N.F.L.’s New Two-Minute Drill: Juggling a Coronavirus Outbreak

A spate of infections in the Titans’ clubhouse forced the league to indefinitely postpone their game against the Steelers and gird for more consequences.

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Titans, Vikings Experience NFL’s First Coronavirus Outbreak

The Tennessee Titans and Minnesota Vikings are the N.F.L.’s first teams to halt operations after eight members of the Titans received positive tests.

#atlanta-falcons, #carroll-pete, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fangio-vic, #football, #goodell-roger, #minnesota-vikings, #tennessee-titans

Washington N.F.L. Harassment Report Shocked Many, but Not Women

Diversity and inclusion advocates said until the league fully addresses its toxic relationship with women, “those stories will keep coming.”

#football, #goodell-roger, #national-football-league, #sexual-harassment, #snyder-daniel-m, #washington-redskins, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Washington and the N.F.L. Might Change the Redskins Name. Why Now?

The move toward changing a mascot name after decades of complaints underscores how America’s most popular sport has scrambled to keep up with shifts in public opinion.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #football, #goodell-roger, #mascots, #names-organizational, #national-football-league, #native-americans, #snyder-daniel-m, #washington-redskins

An Anti-Trump Slam Dunk

On the issue of race, America’s Coach boxes out America’s Cretin.

#george-floyd-protests-2020, #goodell-roger, #gregg-popovich, #kaepernick-colin, #national-basketball-assn, #national-football-league, #popovich-gregg, #silvera-adam-1990, #trump-donald-j

The N.F.L. Embraces Progressive Action, but Not Yet Kaepernick

With newfound momentum on social justice causes, players around the league have many opinions on what comes next. But most agree that the N.F.L. must recognize Colin Kaepernick.

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Late Night Is Waiting for Colin Kaepernick to Get a Call

“Every other industry, you know, they have to prove their commitment by hiring thousands of new black people,” said Trevor Noah. “The N.F.L.’s just got to hire one.”

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Will There Be an N.F.L. Season in 2020?

Before the N.F.L. can begin the season as planned in September, it must first figure out how to safely open team facilities for training camps in mid-July.

#atlanta-ga, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football, #goodell-roger, #shutdowns-institutional, #stadiums-and-arenas, #wisconsin

The N.F.L. Draft Pics You Haven’t Seen

In its remote broadcast format, the N.F.L. gave sports fans something to talk about until games begin this fall. Here are some of the most interesting moments, through the eyes of an illustrator.

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N.F.L. Drafting Players, But Will They Play This Season?

“We’ll go anywhere the science takes us and nowhere the science doesn’t,” said the medical director of the players’ union.

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N.F.L. Draft Goes Inside Fancy Homes, Jerry Jones’ Yacht

Cut off from its usual pomp, the draft gave viewers some memorable snapshots: a general manager’s children, a coach’s sublime landscape and some curious decorations, like a team-branded surfboard.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #football, #goodell-roger, #kingsbury-kliff, #national-football-league

N.F.L. Draft 2020: No Goodell Hugs? No Boos? No Problem

Commissioner Roger Goodell will announce picks from his basement, and players will miss out on the bear hugs that have become a tradition.

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