Latest Roger Goodell News

Watson starting Browns' preseason opener as suspension looms

Aug. 10, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Deshaun Watson's debut for the Browns is tentative and subject to change. The same is true for his first season in Cleveland. Watson is scheduled to start the exhibition opener — his first game action since 2020 — at Jacksonville on Friday while...

Goodell: NFL appeal of Watson suspension 'right thing to do'

Aug. 09, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he feels the league needed to keep pushing for a year-long suspension for Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson because of his “egregious” and "predatory behavior" toward women. Speaking at the owners' meetings...

Broncos sale to Walton group unanimously OKed by NFL owners

Aug. 09, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — The record $4.65 billion sale of the Denver Broncos to Walmart heir Rob Walton and his daughter and son-in-law was unanimously approved Tuesday by NFL owners, the expected final step in the transfer from the family of the late Pat Bowlen. The vote was...

Union files brief replying to NFL’s appeal in Watson case

Aug. 05, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The NFL Players Association has filed a brief replying to the league’s appeal in Deshaun Watson’s discipline case. Former New Jersey Attorney General Peter C. Harvey now has the necessary paperwork to issue a ruling. The players’ union...

Column: NFL lets bad boy owners get off with slap on wrist

Aug. 05, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

After Donald Sterling's racist ramblings were exposed to the world, the NBA moved quickly to banish him from the league. Sure, the forced sale of the Los Angeles Clippers made Sterling even richer, but it sent a clear signal that such behavior would not be tolerated, even from the...

Attorney urges Goodell to 'do the right thing' on Watson

Aug. 04, 2022 21:10 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A lawyer representing two dozen women who have accused Deshaun Watson of sexual assault or harassment said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has a chance to “do the right thing” now that the league has appealed a six-game suspension for the Cleveland Browns quarterback. ...

Browns in limbo while QB Deshaun Watson's saga shifts again

Aug. 04, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — When owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam returned from Houston in March with Deshaun Watson under contract, the Browns' long search for a franchise quarterback — a fruitless 20-year odyssey — appeared to be over. Nothing's changed. Cleveland's in a...

Former attorney general to hear appeal of Watson suspension

Aug. 04, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has handed off Deshaun Watson's discipline case to a lawyer with league connections and expertise in domestic violence and sexual assault. Goodell chose former New Jersey Attorney General Peter C. Harvey on Thursday to hear the...

Judge shortens road to decide NFL racial discrimination suit

Aug. 04, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge on Thursday made it likely she'll rule in weeks rather than months whether NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell gets to decide the merits of racial discrimination claims made by Black coaches against the league and its teams, saying an effort to gather more evidence seems like...

NFL appeals 6-game suspension for Browns' Deshaun Watson

Aug. 03, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

The NFL is seeking an indefinite suspension of at least one year plus a fine in appealing a disciplinary officer’s decision to suspend Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson for six games for violating the league's personal conduct policy, a person familiar with the filing told The...