Category: Roger Goodell

Greg Aiello Is ‘Confident’ That Replacement Officials Will Get Better, Claims It’s Feasible To Have NFL Team In London

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Greg Aiello has never been afraid of sharing his opinion on the replacement referee issue dating back to August. The NFL spokesman understands why the fans and players are frustrated with the ongoing dispute between referees and the NFL. Reports surfaced last night that the two sides were still far apart ...

Former NFL Ref Jerry Markbreit: Replacement Officials Are Only Going To Get Worse

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

My favorite thing about this situation with the NFL's replacement officials were the people who didn't care because they thought the professional refs were terrible anyway. Perhaps they had a bit of an argument when there weren't a bevy of glaring errors in Week 2, but now those people can ...

Sean Pamphilon “Ecstatic” Bounty Suspensions Overturned: “I Felt Sorry For Those Guys”

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Current and former New Orleans Saints are back to work  after their bounty suspensions were lifted by a three-member appeals panel just prior to Week 1. So naturally we go to documentary filmmaker Sean Pamphilon. After all, Pamphilon is the man who released audio of Gregg Williams talking bounties in ...

Roger Goodell Wants American Football to Become an Olympic Sport

Monday, August 6th, 2012

It's been a rough year for Roger Goodell. He's been dumped on by the current players in light of the way he handled the bounty scandal, and taken a beating from former players as more of them struggle in retirement. Plus, there was the lockout, and now the officials are ...

Former Saints DB Darren Sharper: Players Hope Vilma’s Case Leads to Less Goodell Power

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Jonathan Vilma hopes his lawsuit filed against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will lead to a lessening of his penalty, which currently sits at a one-year suspension, for his role in the New Orleans Saints' bounty program. But plenty of other players will be keeping an eye on the case, at ...

Minnesota Vikings Find a New Home Right in Their Own Backyard

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Minnesota Vikings spent the last few years increasingly worried about whether or not their team would pick up and move. Who could blame them? Minnesota folks already saw the departure of the Lakers and North Stars and for a while it appeared the Vikings would be next. Instead, owner Zygi ...

Former Saint Hollis Thomas admits a pool paid players for “kill shots”

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Hollis Thomas left the New Orleans Saints in the same offseason Gregg Williams arrived, and so Thomas can't give us a first-person account of the bounty scandal that has rocked the Saints and the New Orleans football community. That said, Thomas did play under Sean Payton and with several of ...

Fran Tarkenton on Gregg Williams: “I know Roger Goodell is outraged because if this spreads, this sport is dead.”

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Let's continue with our coverage of the reaction to the punishment handed down to the New Orleans Saints in the wake of the Bounty Gate scandal that rocked the NFL this winter. Who better to check in with than Frank Tarkenton, the mercurial former Vikings quarterback who's never shy about ...

Bernard Pollard Rants and Raves About the Bounty Punishments and the NFL’s Crackdown on Violence: “This is Not Powderpuff Football”

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

The New Orleans bounty scandal isn't going away. Four penalties handed down from the league office are being appealed, and the fallout will only build when players are punished in the near future. As a result, new players continue to come forward with their perspectives on "Bountygate." Considering his history ...

Fred Smoot on Roger Goodell: “It’s a dictatorship to me. I don’t think one man should have all that power.”

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Fred Smoot sure wasn't shy about coming out and defending Gregg Williams in regards to the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal before the suspensions were handed out. Well now the former Washington Redskins cornerback has taken aim at another target: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Smoot sure isn't happy with Goodell's recent ...