Roger Goodell

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."


Roger Goodell Reveals NFL Is Prepared to Play Less Than 16 Games Amid COVID-19 [Video]

Roger Goodell Reveals NFL Is Prepared to Play Less Than 16 Games Amid COVID-19

As Week 1 of the season approaches. Goodell shared the league's readiness to play a minimal amount of games in NBC Sports' 'Football Morning in America' column.

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