Traditionalists and purists will moan, but an expansion of the NFL Playoffs adding two more wild-card teams is coming.
Asked directly whether the Washington Redskins should change their name, Roger Goodell said the NFL needs to “make sure we’re doing what’s right.”
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is disputing assertions that the league’s $765 million settlement with former players is a paltry sum compared to the sport’s revenues.
Some former players and others think the league is getting off cheap in its tentative settlement with victims of concussion-related brain injuries.
A Texas judge has ruled that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell can be questioned by attorneys for ticket-holders who sued after they were displaced when seats weren’t properly installed for the 2011 Super Bowl at Cowboys Stadium.
The league officially announced Tuesday that the 2014 edition will be held May 8-10 at Radio City Music Hall because of a scheduling conflict in April at the venue.
The Pro Bowl will return to Honolulu next January and again will be played the week before the Super Bowl.
The NFL is looking to make the Rooney Rule more effective after eight available coaching jobs and seven for general managers did not go to a minority candidate.
NFL owners have passed a player safety rule barring ball carriers from using the crown of their helmets to make contact with a defender in the open field.
The owners outlawed peel-back blocks anywhere on the field. Also banned is overloading a formation while attempting to block a field goal or extra point.
Commissioner Roger Goodell says Monday that the league’s competition committee has looked into adding teams to the playoffs, and the topic will be discussed at this week’s owners meetings.
The NFL has agreed to pay $42 million as part of a settlement with a group of retired players who challenged the league over using their names and images without their consent.