// Roger Goodell

NFL Hires Former FBI Director to Conduct Internal Investigation Regarding Ray Rice

Roger Goodell, since he started as commissioner in 2008, has earned himself the reputation as a ruler with an iron fist, so now in the wake of the Ray Rice incident, it is ironic that his biggest controversy to date begins with him being too lenient on a certain matter. After only giving Ray Rice […]

Ray Rice Suspended Indefinitely After TMZ Publicizes Domestic Abuse Video

Wes Welker was suspended four games for supposedly doing Molly at the Kentucky Derby. Josh Gordon was suspended for the entire season for testing positive for marijuana for the second time (though it’s probably safe to assume it wasn’t his second time smoking pot). Ray Rice was suspended two games for a domestic abuse incident […]

2014 NFL Draft Profile: Bishop Sankey

With the 2014 NFL Draft a little over a week away fans are frothing at the mouth to finally see Roger Goodell at the podium in Radio City Music Hall. Since the draft has been pushed back from its original air date pundits such as us here at SportsofBoston have had more time to evaluate […]

Jets Caught with Sideline Camera after Loss to Patriots

The New York Jets are under fire today, stemming from a recent allegation that a Jets’ team employee was caught videotaping from their sideline in a 30-21 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday. The man in question was holding a large camera, New York Jets gear and a lime green vest.

NFL Lockout Over: Looking Back & Looking Forward

Over the past three years, NFL coaches, media members and fans have wondered the same question: Will there be a professional football season in 2011? After the league owners agreed to unanimously opt-out of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) in May 2008, the threat of no football has lingered for three seasons. That fear can […]

NFL Owners Reach Deal on Labor Agreement

We all knew it was going to happen, but it was only a matter of when. After meeting all day Thursday in an Atlanta-area hotel, NFL owners officially voted to approve a 10-year collective bargaining agreement by a vote of 31-0 with the Oakland Raiders abstaining. So everything is all set, right? Not exactly. Now the players […]

Regarding Spygate And Belichick, What Did You Expect Roger Goodell?

Anyone remember “V For Vendetta?” Pretty good movie, definitely the best Alan Moore adaptation so far (“Watchmen” was more accurate, but also more boring), even if some of its message about terrorism’s potential upside hasn’t held up in the five years since its release. Point is, there’s a line in it where Mr. Creedy, head […]

NFL Releases Video Regarding Illegal Hits; Goes Power Hungry

There were quite a few helmet hits this past week in the No Fun League, which is truly living up to that moniker. In response to hits they deem illegal, the NFL has released a 4:02 video to all NFL teams with instructions to play by the rules. The problem is, what are the rules […]

The NFL Should Not Expand to 18-Game Seasons

One of the functions of a league is to ensure that the league has created a schedule that entertains fans, but also draws as much money as possible. So, it is no surprise that the NFL wants to expand to more games, given that a large percentage of their games sell out as is. An […]

What Happened to Parity in the NFL?

Another week, another blowout. The Patriots didn’t need much to beat the winless Bucs, but the offense had another great game in the 35-7 blowout. Tom Brady threw for another three touchdowns, giving him 15 on the season (were we actually worried about this guy?), and the defense continued to play well with Meriweather’s two […]

Donte’ Stallworth Suspended for 2009 Season

For the second time in recent memory, an NFL player has been suspended for an entire season because of conduct off the field. Former Patriots wide received Donte’ Stallworth has been suspended without pay for the 2009 season by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Stallworth plead guilty to DUI manslaughter earlier this summer and received what […]

NFL Draft: If It Ain’t Broke, Fix It?

Apparently NFL commissioner Roger Goodell firmly believes in a new saying: “If it ain’t broke, fix it.” The “let me change everything” commissioner was at it again Thursday. Goodell announced that the NFL Draft, a sacred holiday to all die hard football fans, will be moved to prime time. What does this mean for us? […]

Should Brett Favre Come Back?

Brett Favre, you like the offseason spotlight, don’t you? Brett Favre’s desire to come back from retirement (Golf isn’t that good, I guess) has immediately taken precedence over any of the current NFL news. I think it’s safe to say that the guy who looked not so spectacular for a few years until last year […]

Senile Arlen Specter Calls for Spygate Investigation

According to the AP, Sen. Arlen Specter wants an independent investigation of the Patriots’ taping of opposing coaches’ signals similar to the Mitchell Report on performance enhancing drugs in baseball. Specter again criticized the league’s handling of the investigation during a news conference Wednesday. Specter is the senior Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee. …OK. […]

Pats Release Statement, Herald Apologizes

The Boston Herald has officially apologized for its errant report by John Tomase that the Patriots taped the Rams’ walkthrough prior to their first Super Bowl victory. On Feb. 2, 2008, the Boston Herald reported that a member of the New England Patriots’ video staff taped the St. Louis Rams’ walkthrough on the day before […]