Tag Archives: Roger Goodell

Ray Rice Video Showed Elevator Punch — But Also Roger Goodell in the Background, with Broom and Shovel

You probably thought that the most important thing about the Ray Rice “second video” was that it exposed what really went on in that elevator. You’re wrong. We knew from the first video that there had to have been a … Continue reading

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49’ers McDonald, Roger Goodell and Domestic Violence Due Process: How Duke Lax Lesson Solves Goodell’s Dilemma

Now Roger Goodell is going to have to decide whether to apply the Duke Lax Lesson to his recently-announced player domestic violence policy. After having done a face-plant in his handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence matter, Goodell announced, … Continue reading

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Goodell’s Big Fear Isn’t Losing to Vilma- It’s the NFL’s Staggering Concussion Liability Exposure

Look, even if Roger Goodell loses his “Bounty” case, he still wins. If you believe the news accounts concerning the hearing before Federal Judge Berrigan last Friday, she could barely restrain herself from ruling in favor of the Saints’ Vilma. Judge … Continue reading

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The Bombshell in Peter King’s SI MMQB Column: Gregg Williams’ Redskin Defense Started Peyton’s Neck Problems?

Peter King’s MMQB column might be the best one-week “global tour” of a sport which is out in print now. His writing is effervescent, he has great access for interviews,  scrambles hard, and has a sense of humor. The best, … Continue reading

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“Bounties” Are A “big deal” –NFL Carriers Are Jacking Premiums as Liability Tectonic Plates Shifting

Below is WEEI Sports Radio host Gerry Callahan’s tweet about Shawn Merriman’s comment in the SI article on the New Orleans “bounty” issue. Good question from Shawn Merriman: ‘Why is this a big deal? Bounties have been going on forever.’ … Continue reading

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Sloan Sports Conf- Nowinski: 90% of Concussions Undiagnosed; 75% of Football Head Trauma At Practice

MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, Sat. March 3, 2012. Presenter: Chris Nowinski of the Sports Legacy Institute: How New Concussion Technology Will Force Radical Change in Sports  Nowinski’s presentation was not highly attended, which might have been expected for a largely … Continue reading

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Trauma to The Brain: What Mark Emmert, Donna Shalala and Corwin Brown Have, and Why It Matters to the NCAA

Sha-La-La-La-La-La-La-Di-Da; La-Di-Da…… Late last week, former Michigan and New England Patriots Defensive Back Corwin Brown made a sorry set of headlines. The former assistant coach for the Pats and Fighting Irish made some threats, apparently, to his wife, but ushered … Continue reading

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