The Early Lead: Roger Goodell


Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 01/21/2014

Should the NFL eliminate the extra point? Roger Goodell says it’s possible.

They’re so automatic -- only five were missed in the 2013 regular season -- that they’re boring.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:26 PM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Roger Goodell

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 10/01/2013

Terrell Suggs says Roger Goodell was behind Super Bowl blackout

He isn’t the first member of the Ravens to put forth a conspiracy theory. Good thing they won the game.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:16 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Roger Goodell, Super Bowl blackout, Terrell Suggs

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 08/01/2013

Roger Goodell on Riley Cooper and the Redskins' nickname

Commissioner talks about the difference between racial slur and Washington team's nickname

By Cindy Boren  |  11:33 AM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Riley Cooper, Roger Goodell, Washington Redskins

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 06/12/2013

Roger Goodell defends Redskins nickname in a letter to Congress

NFL commissioner responds to letter from the Congressional Native American caucus.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:53 AM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daniel Snyder, NFL, Roger Goodell, Washington Redskins

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 03/06/2013

NFL: Report that Goodell is "terrified" of on-field death isn't true

Spokesman says he's never heard NFL commissioner express fear about an in-game death.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:16 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, NFL safety, Roger Goodell

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 02/01/2013

Roger Goodell on changing the Redskins' nickname

NFL commissioner says he sees both sides of the issue.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:31 PM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Roger Goodell, Super Bowl XLVII ads, Washington Redskins

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 02/01/2013

Roger Goodell addresses safety issues, diversity hiring, HGH testing

NFL commissioner addressed the state of the game.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:45 PM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Roger Goodell

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 01/22/2013

NFL lifts Sean Payton suspension

Yearlong suspension of Saints coach will end a little early.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:39 AM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Roger Goodell, Sean Payton

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 12/13/2012

NFL playoff expansion is on the table, Roger Goodell says

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell floats another idea -- how about expanding the NFL playoffs from 12 team to 14 or 16?

By Cindy Boren  |  09:10 AM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, NFL playoffs, Roger Goodell

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 12/13/2012

Sean Payton reinstatement talks begin, Roger Goodell says

With a Super Bowl in two months in New Orleans, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he and Sean Payton are discussing when the Saints coach's suspension will end.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:15 AM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New Orleans Saints, Roger Goodell, Sean Payton

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Roger Goodell floats idea for eliminating NFL kickoffs

With lawsuits on the rise, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell throws out an idea: replace kickoffs with punts to make the game safer.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:50 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Eric LeGrand, Greg Schiano, Roger Goodell

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 10/23/2012

NFL considers dropping “embarrassing” Pro Bowl

Roger Goodell said the league may eliminate its all-star showcase if the quality of play does not improve.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:41 AM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Roger Goodell