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 Friday 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

The NFL Holds Roger Goodell In Higher Regard Than President Obama

SB Nation's Eric Sollenberger has been hanging out at South by Southwest this week, and he attended a panel called "Now Athletes are Funny: Power of Comedy and Sports." One of the panelists speaking was Adam Richenbach, an executive producer at Funny Or Die Sports who, as Sollenberger tells it, shared an anecdote… » 3/17/15 5:02pm 3/17/15 5:02pm

Read No More's Talking Points And Guide For How To Tweet Them Support

Are you ready for No More week? Guess what, it's coming! So are a bunch of tweets that read: "Learn about #NOMORE, a public awareness campaign making a difference in the lives of survivors." And probably people pointing you to this story about a domestic-violence hotline in the Dayton, Ohio area that said it got… » 2/06/15 8:41pm 2/06/15 8:41pm

No More, The NFL's Domestic Violence Partner, Is A Sham

The brands have spoken, and they want you to know that domestic violence and sexual assault are bad. In fact, the brands not only think they're bad, but have a theory as to why they persist: the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault don't have a strong enough brand. So, to help get America talking about… » 2/05/15 1:53pm 2/05/15 1:53pm

Do The NFL's Anti-Domestic Violence Initiatives Actually Even Exist?

As long ago as it now seems, it was only this past July when Roger Goodell decided to suspend Ray Rice for two games after the Baltimore Ravens running back cold-cocked his future wife in an Atlantic City casino elevator. There was outrage, but not enough to change the NFL commissioner's mind. He needed to see the… » 2/01/15 12:12pm 2/01/15 12:12pm

Rolling Stone Publishes, Then Unpublishes, Column Criticizing The NFL

Friend of Deadspin Jeb Lund (also known as monstrous, deceased dictator Mobutu Sese Soko) published a column today under the headline "Screw the Super Bowl: The Big Lies of the Big Game" on Rolling Stone's website. You can't read it on RollingStone.com anymore, though, because it mysteriously disappeared shortly after… » 1/30/15 6:19pm 1/30/15 6:19pm

44 Lies Roger Goodell Told In His Press Conference Today

  1. "It has been a season of amazing competition, challenges and real progress."
  2. "The NFL is made up of good and caring people."
  3. "We are doing more to protect our players from unnecessary risks."
  4. "Concussions were down 25%."
  5. "The quality of the game continues to improve."
  6. "Last year, technology improved officiating."
  7. "The…
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Brent Grimes's Wife To NFL: "Havent U Guys Shit On Him Enough?"

Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes just went to the Pro Bowl for the second straight season and made its biggest highlight (if such a thing exists) with this pretty interception. What should've been a good weekend for Brent and his wife Miko was not, as Miko explained in a long Twitter rant this evening. » 1/26/15 7:39pm 1/26/15 7:39pm