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.
In a memo, a Congressional panel said it found evidence that the Washington Commanders owner conducted a “shadow investigation” of accusers.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Football fans, broadcasters, video-game enthusiasts and others paid tribute to the legendary coach and football ambassador.
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.
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Gruden, the former coach of the Raiders, is accusing the league of leaking his offensive emails to ‘destroy’ his career and reputation.
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.
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.
Gruden’s scandal revealed the gross underbelly of the N.F.L.
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.
His slur-filled comments are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the culture of the N.F.L.
As the league is trying to send a signal about inclusion and diversity, hate-filled correspondence between football power brokers reveals entrenched values.
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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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.
The penalty of a $10 million fine follows an investigation into sexual harassment and abuse in the team’s front office.
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.
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.
The division rivalry was rescheduled three times as Baltimore recorded more than 20 positive coronavirus tests.
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.
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.
A heavy fine, but no suspensions, come after two dozen players and staff members tested positive for the virus.
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.
A spate of infections in the Titans’ clubhouse forced the league to indefinitely postpone their game against the Steelers and gird for more consequences.
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.
Diversity and inclusion advocates said until the league fully addresses its toxic relationship with women, “those stories will keep coming.”
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.
On the issue of race, America’s Coach boxes out America’s Cretin.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
“We’ll go anywhere the science takes us and nowhere the science doesn’t,” said the medical director of the players’ union.
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.
Commissioner Roger Goodell will announce picks from his basement, and players will miss out on the bear hugs that have become a tradition.