New faces, old names mark NFL season

New faces, old names mark NFL season

The 2012 NFL season started under the cloud of a lockout and replacement referees but ended with new stars shining and established players reaching new heights.
JOHN HENDEL, United Press International
Player bounty suspensions vacated

Player bounty suspensions vacated

NEW YORK, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Suspensions slapped on four New Orleans Saints players in the team's bounty scandal have been vacated, former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue said Tuesday.

Reports: Hurricane affects Saints hearing

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The approach of Hurricane Sandy has forced the postponement of a key NFL hearing in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal, multiple reports indicated Saturday.

Union wants Tagliabue off bounty case

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The NFL players' union announced Wednesday it was seeking to remove former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue from any involvement in the New Orleans bounty case.

Former commissioner to hear bounty appeals

NEW YORK, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The National Football League announced Friday former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue would hear an appeal from four players in the New Orleans bounty case.
NFL extends Goodell's contract

NFL extends Goodell's contract

NEW YORK, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The NFL has extended the contract of Commissioner Roger Goodell through the 2018 season.

Tagliabue to head a study of USOC

COLORADO SPRINGS, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. Olympic Committee announced Thursday former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue would head a committee to study the organization's practices.

Green, Monk lead hall of fame selections

PHOENIX, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Former Washington Redskins stars Darrell Green and Art Monk were among the six newest members chosen Saturday for the NFL Hall of Fame at Canton, Ohio.

List trimmed for Pro Football Hall of Fame

CANTON, Ohio, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Cris Carter and Darrell Green were the only first-year eligible players to make the semifinal list Wednesday for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Tagliabue a Hall of Fame finalist

CANTON, Ohio, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Paul Tagliabue, who stepped down last year as commissioner of the NFL, was one of 17 people named Wednesday as finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Football Hall of Fame lists semifinalists

CANTON, Ohio, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Denver running back Terrell Davis is one of the first-year players among 25 semifinalists considered for election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

111 on list for Football Hall of Fame

CANTON, Ohio, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The names of 111 former football players, coaches, owners and others have been submitted as possible new entries to the Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

NFL commissioner criticizes Gumbel

NEW YORK, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Outgoing NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue criticized NFL Network announcer Bryant Gumbel for "inexcusable" remarks he made on HBO's "Real Sports."

Goodell named new commissioner of NFL

NEW YORK, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The NFL Tuesday named former executive vice president and chief operating officer Roger Goodell as the league's next commissioner.

Florida governor says no to the NFL

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 25 (UPI) -- Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has declined an offer to become the next commissioner of the National Football League.
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Paul Tagliabue
NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue speaks at a press conference in Jacksonville, FL on February 4, 2005. (UPI Photo/Terry Schmitt)

Paul John Tagliabue (born November 24, 1940) is a former Commissioner of the National Football League. He took the position in 1989 and was succeeded by Roger Goodell, who was elected to the position on August 8, 2006. Tagliabue's retirement took effect on September 1, 2006. He had previously served as a lawyer for the NFL.

Tagliabue was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, the third of four sons born to Charles and May Tagliabue. He received an athletic scholarship to play basketball at Georgetown University and was captain of the 1961-1962 team. He graduated in 1962 as president of his senior class, a Rhodes Scholar finalist and a Dean's List graduate.

Tagliabue graduated from New York University School of Law in 1965. He has received honorary degrees from Colgate University and Northeastern University.

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