July 22, 2014

NFL: If Arizona bill becomes law, will NFL move Super Bowl?


  Story Highlights The Arizona Senate passed a bill that allows business owners to refuse service to the LGBT community Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has until Saturday to veto, sign or let the bill become law The next Super Bowl is scheduled to be played in Arizona, but the NFL is watching closely   (PhatzRadio [...]

NFL, Players Association stalled over arbitration for HGH testing

NFL: Super Bowl XLVII-NFL Players Association Press Conference

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports (PhatzRadio / SN) — The league and players’ union are in disagreement over who will oversee non-positive performance-enhancing drug tests. Implementation of an HGH testing program in the NFL continues to stall as the league and the NFL Players Association are in disagreement over who should oversee the appeals process, according [...]

NFL: Seventeen Hall of Famers ask Goodell for help with medical care

Atlanta Falcons v Green Bay Packers

(Robinson is one of more than a dozen Hall of Famers to urge Roger Goodell to act on behalf of former players. Tony Tomsic/Getty Images) (PhatzRadio / AP) — Seventeen Pro Football Hall of Famers and Dave Robinson, who will be inducted this weekend, have signed a letter telling NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell they are [...]

NFL – News and Notes: Two Broncos execs suspended for DUI arrests


(The NFL is not planning to impose any additional penalties on the Bronco execs facing drunk driving charges. Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – The Denver Broncos have suspended two executives who are facing drunken driving charges. Director of player personnel Matt Russell was suspended indefinitely without pay Monday, and director of pro personnel [...]

NFL: Browns’ Jimmy Haslam explains probe to NFL owners


New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) on the practice field during organized team activities at Gillette Stadium. David Butler II, USA TODAY Sports Story Highlights Haslam, approved in October, has a federal investigation hanging over his family-owned business Haslam: ‘I thought it was important … I wanted to address them face-to-face’ (PhatzRadio / AP) [...]

NFL: Roger Goodell opens up on letting the Chiefs play, possible rule changes


(Courtesy of TIME) (PhatzRadio / Time) — Love or hate Roger Goodell, there is no getting around the fact that he is carving out a lasting and impactful legacy as NFL commissioner. His time on the league’s throne has not been without its trying moments, though — the latest of which came last week following [...]

NFL: Roger Goodell having a hard time determining intent on Ndamukong Suh’s groin kick


(Photo: Carlos Osorio, AP) Story Highlights Commissioner Roger Goodell says league officials have not spoken to Ndamukong Suh about his kick The Houston Texans believe the kick to the groin of QB Matt Schaub was intentional Goodell said Suh has stayed out of trouble since last Thanksgiving … until now 12:35AM EST November 28. 2012 [...]

NFL: Steelers’ Harrison’s strong words on Goodell


Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals runs with the ball while pursued by James Harrison #92 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during the game at Paul Brown Stadium on October 21, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (October 20, 2012 – Source: Andy Lyons/Getty Images North America) (PhatzRadio / USA Today) — James Harrison is still seeking [...]

Saints Bounty Scandal: NFL refuses to recuse Paul Tagliabue from bounty hearings


(PhatzRadio / SI) — When NFL Comissioner Roger Goodell stepped aside as arbitrator in the New Orleans Saints bounty case, the Saint’s Jonathan Vilma took it as a positive step in the appeals process. Now he may be regretting his words. Vilma and the NFL PLayers’ Association filed a motion to have Goodell’s replacement, Paul [...]

NFL: Goodell appoints ex-commissioner Tagliabue to hear bounty appeals


NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell appointed predecessor Paul Tagliabue to hear the appeals of four players suspended in the Saints’ bounty scandal. Goodell said Friday he notified Jonathan Vilma, Will Smith, Scott Fujita and Anthony Hargrove, as well as the players’ union, that Tagliabue would be the hearing officer to “decide the [...]