The Dispute Between Robert Kraft And Roger Goodell Just Got Sexy

As the Patriots and NFL clandestinely negotiate a mutual agreement to avoid legal war, Adam Schefter hints that owner Robert Kraft and commissioner Roger Goodell are now back on good terms. Schefter comes to this conclusion because a source told him that Kraft and Goodell hung out on a couch and hugged Saturday night. » 5/19/15 11:07am 5/19/15 11:07am

Report: NFL And Pats Participating In "Back-Channel Conversations"

The NFL and New England Patriots find themselves in a messy dispute that has the potential to irreparably damage the league. The NFL levied a harsh punishment upon Tom Brady and the Patriots based upon middling evidence, and are basically making up league rules on the fly. Meanwhile, Tom Brady’s appeal claims that his… » 5/19/15 12:25am 5/19/15 12:25am

Robert Kraft: The NFL Hasn't Been Fair To The Patriots

Patriots owner Robert Kraft has clammed up since his team was hit with significant discipline for its alleged ball-deflating ways, with the pushback against the NFL coming from third parties, on social media, and in a 20,000-word rebuttal/manifesto that would’ve made Ted Kaczynski proud. No longer: Kraft has finally… » 5/18/15 1:15pm 5/18/15 1:15pm

Tom Brady's Appeal Goes Hard After Roger Goodell

Tom Brady has appealed his four-game suspension for being “generally aware” of two Patriots staffers’ schemes to illegally deflate footballs, and we learned this morning that the appeal will be heard by none other than Roger Goodell himself. That hearing is going to get really awkward when Goodell is called to testify… » 5/15/15 12:40pm 5/15/15 12:40pm

Roger Goodell Reserves The Right To Screw Over Tom Brady Again

With Tom Brady appealing his four-game Ballghazi suspension, Roger Goodell has the power to select who will hear that appeal. And he has three choices. He could pick one of his own employees; he could acquiesce to the union’s and Brady’s request that he choose an independent, third-party arbitrator; or he could just… » 5/15/15 9:12am 5/15/15 9:12am

Roger Goodell Has Pissed Off Robert Kraft

Roger Goodell has been untouchable because he has the strong support of the most powerful owners in the NFL: the Rooneys, the Maras, Jerry Richardson, and Patriots owner Robert Kraft, by all accounts a personal friend. After handing down an unduly harsh punishment for Ballghazi that will hurt the Patriots both this… » 5/12/15 9:13am 5/12/15 9:13am

Roger Goodell Is A Shit-Eating Moron

Now you know. Now you know that, in Roger Goodell’s batshit crazy universe, the greatest crime of all is defying authority. Tom Brady just got locked in the attic for four games this fall, and it wasn’t REALLY because he dicked around with the ball (a crime that, as already noted in many other places, has been met… » 5/11/15 8:26pm 5/11/15 8:26pm

Who Hugged Roger Goodell Longest At Last Night's NFL Draft?

Once again, last night’s first round of the NFL draft featured a number of large men embracing an obscenely rich one. As we do every year, we’ve measured each draftee’s hug time and measured it against his fellow rookies. This year, new Chargers running back Melvin Gordon took home the trophy with a time of 11.094… » 5/01/15 2:38pm 5/01/15 2:38pm

DA: NFL, Union Can See Pictures From Greg Hardy Case, Nobody Else Can

The Mecklenburg district attorney has allowed the NFL and the NFL Players Association to view seven photographs it wanted to see from Greg Hardy’s domestic violence case. What exactly is shown in the seven photographs isn’t made clear in the press release, but the announcement is clear on who won’t be seeing the… » 4/06/15 7:27pm 4/06/15 7:27pm

Why Does The NFL Need To See Photo Evidence Of Greg Hardy's Abuse?

The NFL has not yet decided how to punish Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy—who was convicted of assaulting his then-girlfriend, Nicole Holder, in a bench trial last summer, but later had the charges against him dropped after paying her off to stop cooperating with prosecutors—for violating the league’s personal… » 4/01/15 4:39pm 4/01/15 4:39pm

Deadcast: Peter King Talks To Roger Goodell, Accomplishes Nothing

So Peter King landed an interview with Roger Goodell (I know… I'm as shocked by his journalistic coup as you are) and the commissioner took the opportunity to spew out a bunch of boilerplate Roger Goodell nonsense: blanket declarations of self-assurance, private police forces, bullshit concussion stats, and obscene… » 3/24/15 10:00am 3/24/15 10:00am