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8th Commissioner of the National Football League

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Roger Goodell: 8th Commissioner of the National Football League
Roger Stokoe Goodell is an American businessman who is currently the Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL). On August 8, 2006, Goodell was chosen to succeed retiring commissioner Paul Tagliabue. He was chosen for the position over four finalists; he won a close vote on the fifth ballot before being unanimously approved by acclamation of the owners. He officially began his tenure on September 1, 2006, just prior to the beginning of the 2006 NFL season. On December 6, 2017, the NFL announced that Goodell signed a new contract that would start in 2019. Commentators have described him as "the most powerful man in sports."

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Trump on NFL protests: 'We will never kneel' [Video]

Trump on NFL protests: 'We will never kneel'

During his campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma Saturday night, U.S. President Donald Trump said "we will never kneel" during the National Anthem or the flag.

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Trump won't watch NFL games or U.S. soccer matches if players kneel [Video]

Trump won't watch NFL games or U.S. soccer matches if players kneel

United States President Donald Trump has said he will not watch National Football League games or U.S. soccer team matches if players do not stand for the national anthem. Lisa Bernhard has more.

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Sharpton calls out NFL during Floyd's funeral [Video]

Sharpton calls out NFL during Floyd's funeral

Speaking at the funeral of George Floyd, Reverend Al Sharpton, during his eulogy, called out the National Football League and the handling of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick..

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‘Take a knee’: from a pariah’s protest to global movement [Video]

‘Take a knee’: from a pariah’s protest to global movement

From the fields of the NFL to the streets of Minneapolis, "taking the knee" has evolved into a powerful symbol of the Black Lives Matter movement. Matthew Larotonda charted its origins.

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Trump Tweet Takes Aim at NFL Commissioner After His BLM Statement [Video]

Trump Tweet Takes Aim at NFL Commissioner After His BLM Statement

On Friday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell issued an apology for choosing to ignore players' concerns of US police brutality and racism.

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Trump Responds to NFL's Revised Stance on Players Peacefully Protesting | THR News [Video]

Trump Responds to NFL's Revised Stance on Players Peacefully Protesting | THR News

President Donald Trump on Sunday night reacted to the recent apology from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell about the league's reaction to players peacefully protesting.

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'We were wrong': NFL commissioner regrets stance on player protests [Video]

'We were wrong': NFL commissioner regrets stance on player protests

National Football League (NFL) Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league made mistakes in not listening to players, in a video on Friday denouncing racism in the United States amid widespread protests..

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NFL admits league should have listened earlier to players protesting racism [Video]

NFL admits league should have listened earlier to players protesting racism

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has admitted the league has been at fault for not listening to its players denouncing racism. The United States is currently gripped by widespread protests over police..

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NFL commissioner Goodell: 'We were wrong' [Video]

NFL commissioner Goodell: 'We were wrong'

National Football League (NFL) Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league made mistakes in not listening to players, in a video on Friday (June 5) denouncing racism in the United States amid widespread..

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NFL's Roger Goodell Is Called a Hypocrite After Protest Response [Video]

NFL's Roger Goodell Is Called a Hypocrite After Protest Response

On Saturday, the NFL commissioner issued a statement addressing the recent deaths of George Floyd and two other African Americans, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery.

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NFL's Goodell releases statement saying league is "greatly saddened" by killings of black people in the U.S. [Video]

NFL's Goodell releases statement saying league is "greatly saddened" by killings of black people in the U.S.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell releases statement saying the league is "greatly saddened" by the recent high-profile killings of black people in the U.S., including George Floyd

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NFL looking to reopen team facilities next week if local regulations allow [Video]

NFL looking to reopen team facilities next week if local regulations allow

NFL looking to reopen team facilities next week with safety protocols if state and local regulations allow

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NFL releases 2020 schedule, Brady battles Brees opening weekend [Video]

NFL releases 2020 schedule, Brady battles Brees opening weekend

NFL releases 2020 schedule that will see Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints on opening weekend

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says he would "encourage" a team to sign former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
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Michael Bennett on Roger Goodell's 'Black Lives Matter' message: 'Almost like a slap in the face'

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's response to players upset defensive end Michael Bennett, who said the message was hypocritical.
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NFL commits $250 million over next 10 years to combat racial injustice and systemic racism, per reports

After commissioner Roger Goodell said the league was wrong for not listening to its players, the NFL is donating more money to combat systemic racism.
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President Donald Trump questions Roger Goodell's statement to NFL players

President Donald Trump questioned whether NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was giving his blessing to players to protest during the national anthem.
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'We were wrong' - NFL U-turn on player anti-racism protests

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'We were wrong': NFL commissioner regrets stance on player protests, condemns racism

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'We were wrong': NFL commissioner says league failed to listen to players on protests

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell responds to players' request for league support in fight against racism

A day after players challenged the NFL to join their fight against racism and systematic oppression, Roger Goodell said he wants to do his part.
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NFL gives coaching staffs permission to return to team headquarters, beginning Friday

Commissioner Roger Goodell instructed that as long as the return to work coincides with local governments' measures, teams can get back to work.
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Kenny Stills, Eric Reid criticize NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's statement on George Floyd's death

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's statement on George Floyd's death rang hollow for NFL players Eric Reid and Kenny Stills. Both spoke out on Twitter.
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell volunteers to go without salary amid coronavirus pandemic; league enforces pay cuts, furloughs

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell offered to forfeit his salary amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, and the league will enact pay cuts and furloughs.
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to announce draft selections from his New York home

NFL commissioner to reveal selections on broadcast that will be simulcast on ESPN and NFL Network while also serving as a fundraiser for coronavirus.
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NFL to hold 'fully virtual draft' with coaches, GMs forced to work from home

NFL coaches and general managers will have to connect with their teams from their own homes during the 2020 draft, Roger Goodell said Monday.
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Roger Goodell issues memo telling NFL teams to close facilities effective Wednesday

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to all 32 teams Tuesday night saying all club facilities would be closed by 6 p.m. local time Wednesday.
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Roger Goodell says NFL wants to help Antonio Brown get 'on the right track'

A judge freed Antonio Brown from house arrest on Tuesday, and Wednesday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the league wants to help him.
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Goodell says league has 'moved on' from Kaepernick special workout

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Wednesday that the league had "moved on" from last month's long-awaited workout with Colin Kaepernick, three years after the former 49ers quarterback kneeled..
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NFL teams commit to attend workout with Colin Kaepernick

New details are emerging about Colin Kaepernick's possible return to the football field. The quarterback, sidelined since protesting the national anthem, has now been invited to try out for NFL teams...
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From Jay-Z's involvement to Roger Goodell's actions: How Colin Kaepernick's NFL workout materialized and what's next

Colin Kaepernick's workout for NFL teams seemed to materialize in startling fashion. But there were plenty of talks within the league about the QB.
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Goodell, 3 NFL officials to face queries under oath on "no-call"

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Goodell, title game officials to face questions on 'no-call'

A Louisiana judge has ordered that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and three officials from January's NFC title game be questioned under oath in September about an infamous "no-call" during January's..
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Amazon, after big hire, experimenting with sports media strategy: interview

When Amazon.com Chief Executive Jeff Bezos was spotted schmoozing in NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's booth during the Super Bowl in February, the media world exploded with anticipation about Amazon's..
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Goodell reiterates desire to shorten 4-game preseason

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is reiterating his stance in wanting to reduce the four-game preseason schedule at a time the league and players' association have begun preliminary talks on a new..
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