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Roger Goodell's Dilemma in Dealing With Tom Brady

Stanley H. Teitelbaum | Posted 05.11.2015 | Sports
Stanley H. Teitelbaum

In some way this situation becomes an opportunity for Goodell to demonstrate that he is his own man by instituting a substantial suspension to Brady, at the risk of losing support and allegiance from the team owners whose focus, as always, is in protecting the NFL brand.

Rachel Lienesch

Americans Want NFL To Come Down Harder On Players Who Hit Their Wives And Girlfriends | Rachel Lienesch | Posted 07.31.2014 | Sports

The NFL has been slammed for its decision to suspend Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for only two games after he allegedly punched his then-fia...

NFL Star's Suspension Makes Sense To NO ONE

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 07.26.2014 | Sports

The outrage began almost immediately after news broke that the NFL was suspending Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for the first two games of th...

20 NFL Players Suspended At Beginning Of Season

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 09.03.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Denver All-Pro linebacker Von Miller is among 20 NFL players suspended for the beginning of the NFL season. Miller will be out for six ga...

The NFL's ADHD, Adderall Mess

Lawrence Diller, M.D. | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Diller, M.D.

Apparently the Adderall craze that has hit America's college students is also making an impression on the professional football players in the National Football League. NFL drug suspensions will hit a record this year, and at least some are felt to be related to amphetamine use, which is the main ingredient of Adderall.

Vilma Meets With Roger Goodell

AP | RICK FREEMAN | Posted 11.17.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK -- New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma spent Monday afternoon having a "very frank, very truthful" meeting with NFL Commissioner Rog...

NFL Bounty Penalties

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.02.2012 | Sports

-- Penalties issued by the NFL to those involved in the New Orleans Saints bounty program: Team...

Vilma Learns Of Suspension From Sportscenter

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 05.02.2012 | Sports

Jonathan Vilma was one of four players suspended by the NFL for his involvement in a bounty program operated by the New Orleans Saints under former de...

Suh Suspended

AP | LARRY LAGE | Posted 01.29.2012 | Detroit

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Ndamukong Suh is going back to the NFL, this time hoping for some leniency. The league suspended Detroit's All-Pro defensiv...

Can The NFL Suspend Players For Lockout Behavior?

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 11.25.2011 | Sports

NEW YORK — Eight players, including Tennessee's Kenny Britt, Tampa Bay's Aqib Talib and Cincinnati's Cedric Benson and Adam "Pacman" Jones, were...

NFL: Suspensions More Likely For Illegal Hits

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

The NFL will be more aggressive in suspending players next season for illegal hits, and also could make changes to instant replay and kickoffs. Ray A...

Who is the NFL Really Trying to Protect?

Amy Turek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Amy Turek

The NFL has two primary interests: pleasing viewers and pleasing sponsors. But nobody enjoys watching a player get carted off the field. So they're finally taking action -- on their terms.

NFL Analyst RIPS League For New Rules

Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Mark Schlereth, an NFL analyst for ESPN, ripped the league on Wednesday's "SportsCenter" and "NFL Live" for implementing new rules on dangerous hits. ...

NFL Player Vows To Keep Using Helmet To 'Knock Out' Opponents

Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Some NFL defensive players are furious about the league's decision to start suspending players for dangerous hits. Miami Dolphins linebacker Channing ...

Hard-Hitting Linebacker Thinking About Retiring

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison, who was fined $75,000 for a pair of helmet-to-helmet hits in Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns...

NFL Linebacker LASHES OUT On New NFL Hit Rules

Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Some players aren't very happy with the NFL's decision to start suspending players for dangerous hits. Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher express...

NFL To Suspend Players For Dangerous Hits

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

NEW YORK — The NFL will immediately begin suspending players for dangerous and flagrant hits, particularly those involving helmets. Suspensions...

NFL Week 6: Devastating Blows Produce Devastating Outcomes. Players Can NOT Have It Both Ways

Dr. Johnny Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dr. Johnny Benjamin

Players cannot continue to believe that they can enthusiastically destroy each other on the field and then fade away into retirement to enjoy a happy, healthy productive and relatively pain and operation-free life.

Judge Blocks NFL From Suspending 5 Players For Doping Violations

AP | CHRIS WILLIAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A federal judge on Friday blocked the NFL from suspending five players for violating the league's anti-doping policy by using ...

NFL Suspends Kevin and Pat Williams, 6 Players Total For Doping Violations

AP | DAVE GOLDBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Unless the courts intervene, the Minnesota Vikings will have to make their stretch run at the NFC North title without their two stalw...