Roger Goodell Says NFL Wants Everyone To Stand For Anthem, But Won't Force Issue

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell continues to walk a fine line on players kneeling during the national anthem, saying on Wednesday that he and team owners believe “everyone should stand” for it, but that the league is not adopting an ironclad rule on the issue. “We want to make sure we are understanding what the players […]


Roger Goodell Pens Letter To NFL Teams, Believes 'Everyone Should Stand'

In an effort to end the ongoing debate around standing or kneeling during the national anthem prior to NFL games, Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote a letter to team executives saying the league needs “to move past this controversy” and that a plan for doing so would be discussed at a league meeting next week. Goodell […]


Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension appeal won’t be heard by Roger Goodell

Roger Goodell had the option of hearing Ezekiel Elliott’s appeal of his six-game suspension himself or appointing a designee. He’s going with the latter. Harold Henderson will make the decision on behalf of the league, the league announced Wednesday. Henderson will hear Elliott’s appeal on Aug. 29, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Elliott was issued […]

Sport and Society for Arete – Goodell and Drones

For the past few years the NFL, through the pious pronouncements from its Commissioner, Roger Goodell, has professed a heavy commitment to safety, with a particular focus on hits to the head. This of course followed years of cover-up and denial of any connection between CTE and football related head trauma, not to mention an […]