Latest Roger Goodell News

3 QBs and lots of defenders highlight 1st round of draft

Apr. 26, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback at the top, two more QBs along the way — and a whole lot of guys who like nothing better than putting passers on the ground. That was the look for the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night. Arizona defied NFL custom and at least...

Dolphins draft Clemson DT Christian Wilkins in 1st round

Apr. 25, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Moments after becoming a Miami Dolphin, defensive tackle Christian Wilkins nearly sacked Roger Goodell. Wilkins gleefully leaped into the commissioner on the draft stage in Nashville, Tennessee. The Dolphins hope it was the first of many NFL celebrations by Wilkins, a 315-pound lineman...

The Latest: Steelers trade up, select Devin Bush at 10

Apr. 25, 2019 9:35 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the NFL draft (all times EDT): 9:27 p.m. The first trade of the 2019 NFL draft lifted Pittsburgh from 20th to 10th, swapping with Denver. The Steelers, with all-time great Joe Greene making the announcement, then selected Michigan linebacker Devin Bush — a...

Nashville gets its chance to step up for NFL draft

Apr. 25, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Broadway in downtown Nashville is as lively a place as any in America. The Las Vegas Strip, Times Square and Bourbon Street have nothing on it. Particularly this week. For the first time, the NFL draft is in Music City, and even in the days leading up to Thursday night's opening...

From cozy get-together to huge event, NFL draft has soared

Apr. 23, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bert Bell had been burned and sought a way to get even. His creation, the NFL draft, has become an industry unto itself and the league's third-most popular annual event behind the Super Bowl and opening weekend. Bell owned the Philadelphia Eagles in 1933 and was hot to sign Stanley...

Huddle Up: NFL seeks 100 minutes of community volunteering

Apr. 15, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL wants America to huddle up as part of the league's celebration of its upcoming 100th season, and the first event in that initiative will focus on the fight against hunger. Overall, the NFL is encouraging fans, players, teams and league employees to volunteer 100 minutes in their...

Forrest Gregg, lineman for mighty Packers teams, dies at 85

Apr. 12, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Forrest Gregg, the great Hall of Fame lineman for the mighty Green Bay Packers of the 1960s that Vince Lombardi called the "finest player I ever coached," died Friday at age 85. Barbara Gregg said her husband of 59 years died in Colorado Springs from complications of...

Tough calls prove again that sports aren't perfectly fair

Apr. 8, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The toilet paper was already flying at Toomer's Corner, the spot where the biggest celebrations go down when Auburn's sports teams win big. Then, the whistle blew. A foul. Three free throws. A comeback win transformed into a devastating loss. And within seconds, the pain and...

On Football: Goodell, with Payton's help, gets it right

Mar. 27, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Roger Goodell got it right. NFL fans rarely feel that way. Right now, they should. Many times, perhaps most of the time, the NFL commissioner is doing the bidding of the owners. That's led to plenty of criticism of Goodell when it's the guys who run the 32 franchises who deserve more bad...

Pass interference now reviewable by officials

Mar. 26, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Roger Goodell laid down the law, and the owners readily changed NFL rules on reviewing pass interference, whether flagged or not. As the league concluded its spring meeting one day early, the owners passed by a shockingly overwhelming 31-1 margin that interference can be challenged by...