NFL Ref Refused To Work Washington Games Because Of Racist Name

Mike Carey was an NFL referee for 19 seasons before joining CBS to act as the network's rules analyst during NFL broadcasts. On Monday, Carey told the Washington Post's Mike Wise that he hasn't worked a Washington game since 2006, after specifically requesting that he not be assigned to their games because of the… » 8/20/14 12:09pm 8/20/14 12:09pm

NFL Considering Increased Penalties For Domestic Violence

Hearing the backlash to the Ray Rice suspension, the NFL has reportedly had internal discussions about increasing the penalties for future cases of domestic violence. According to the Washington Post, the league has discussed a suspension of four to six game for a first offense and a potential year-long suspension for… » 8/13/14 10:10pm 8/13/14 10:10pm

Orlando Scandrick Got Boned By The NFL's Stupid Drug Testing Policy

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick has been suspended for the first four games of the season after testing positive for PEDs. This is dumb, because while Scandrick did have drugs in his system when he was tested, if his version of events is true, there's no way that the drugs he took should have been… » 8/12/14 11:33am 8/12/14 11:33am

Roger Goodell Supports Roger Goodell's Decision On Ray Rice's Suspension

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was at the Pro Football Hall of Fame today in Canton, Ohio, in his first public appearance since the league suspended Ray Rice two games for knocking out his fiancée, Janay Palmer, in an Atlantic City casino in February. He didn't say much. But in speaking at all, he took the first big… » 8/01/14 5:55pm 8/01/14 5:55pm

Why Roger Goodell's Meeting With Ray Rice And His Wife Was A Bad Idea

On June 16, Ray Rice and his wife, Janay, the woman he knocked out in an Atlantic City resort elevator, met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in his office. Four other men were present, according to Sports Illustrated's Peter King: Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome, team president Dick Cass, and NFL mucky-mucks Jeff Pash and… » 7/28/14 2:35pm 7/28/14 2:35pm

ESPN Spent The Past 24 Hours Carrying Water For The NFL Over Ray Rice

On occasion, the invisible hand of the NFL taps ESPN on the shoulder and reminds the Worldwide Leader who really runs the show. We saw it with Playmakers. We saw it with the Frontline concussion documentary. More often than not, though, what you see is something like the video above, taken from the past day of… » 7/25/14 1:55pm 7/25/14 1:55pm

How Did Roger Goodell's Twitter Chat Go? Not So Well!

Roger Goodell apparently didn't see what happened to NCAA president Mark Emmert when he held an #AskEmmert Q&A on Twitter a few weeks ago, because Goodell hopped on his computer and hosted an #AskCommish chat with NFL fans today. Predictably, he ended up getting flooded with people saying hilarious and mean things to… » 5/06/14 4:32pm 5/06/14 4:32pm

The NFL Now Wants $15.1 Million From M.I.A., Because The NFL Is Crazy

It was pretty goddamn ridiculous—for reasons explained here and here—when the NFL decided that it was going to sue M.I.A. for flipping the bird during her Super Bowl halftime performance, but according to new documents obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, the league's suit against M.I.A. has now gone from silly to… » 3/17/14 6:22pm 3/17/14 6:22pm

Non-Profit Executive Roger Goodell Made $29.5M In 2012

The National Football League, as everyone knows, is a not-for-profit charity, the chief purpose of which is to promote the growth of the sport of football. Sure, it rakes in hundreds of millions of tax-exempt dollars annually, and pays its executives tens of millions, but why not? Who can quibble with its sterling… » 1/22/14 2:57pm 1/22/14 2:57pm