Latest Roger Goodell News

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...

NFL suspends Dolphins owner for tampering with Brady, Payton

Aug. 02, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

The NFL has suspended Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and fined him $1.5 million for tampering with Tom Brady and Sean Payton following a six-month investigation stemming from Brian Flores' racial discrimination lawsuit against the league. The league's investigation found the...

Formula One's Lewis Hamilton joins Broncos ownership group

Aug. 02, 2022 14:45 PM EDT

Rob Walton is adding seven-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton of Britain to the Denver Broncos' new ownership group. Hamilton, 37, who drives for the Mercedes team and whose 103 career victories are the most in F1 history, is the third limited partner brought aboard by...

Analysis: No winners in Deshaun Watson's case

Aug. 02, 2022 03:02 AM EDT

Deshaun Watson’s six-game suspension will stand only if the NFL allows it. The punishment given to the Cleveland Browns quarterback by disciplinary officer Sue L. Robinson for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy fell far short of the one-year suspension the league wanted....