Report: Vick attended dogfight

ATLANTA, May 16 (UPI) -- Informants say NFL quarterback Michael Vick attended reported illegal dogfights at the farm he owns in Chesapeake, Va.

'Pacman' Jones appeals season suspension

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones has appealed his season-long suspension for 2007.

Virginia Tech to be saluted at NFL draft

NEW YORK, April 27 (UPI) -- The NFL plans a ceremony, featuring Virginia Tech Coach Frank Beamer and three former Tech players, to pay respect to the school's shooting victims.

Goodell furious over NFL scouting leaks

NEW YORK, April 25 (UPI) -- National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell has warned management of all 32 professional teams he won't tolerate scouting leaks as happened last week.

NFL teams taking extra care in draft

NEW YORK, April 20 (UPI) -- Now that they are responsible for their players' off-field misdeeds, NFL teams are likely to be very careful in next weekend's draft.

Henry, Jones suspended by NFL

NEW YORK, April 10 (UPI) -- Tennessee's Adam "Pacman" Jones and been suspended for one season and Cincinnati's Chris Henry for eight games by the NFL for off-field incidents.

New NFL conduct policy expected soon

NEW YORK, April 10 (UPI) -- As a result of more than 50 NFL players being arrested in the past 16 months, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is drafting a new conduct policy for players.

NFLPA may OK punishing lawbreakers

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The head of the NFL Players Association said in Indianapolis Friday he would consider a proposal to discipline players who repeatedly get in legal trouble.

Opinions mixed over Dolphins' London game

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- While many top NFL officials support a recently announced Miami Dolphins game in London, many of the team's season ticket holders strongly oppose the move.

Dolphins, Giants to play game in London

MIAMI, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The Miami Dolphins and the New York Giants will play an NFL regular-season game in London next fall, the National Football League announced Friday. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the teams will meet in London's Wembley Stadium on Oct. 28 -- Week 8 of

NFL drug-testing program expanded

NEW YORK, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The National Football League is expanding its substance testing, increasing the number of players tested and the number of drugs tested for. The NFL said it will conduct testing on 10 players from each team each week from the preseason through the playoff

NFL to play game in London

NEW YORK, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The National Football League Tuesday chose London as the site of a regular-season game during the 2007 season.

Owens fined for spitting incident

NEW YORK, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens has been fined $35,000 for spitting in the face of Atlanta cornerback D'Angelo Hall.

NFL suspends Ricky Manning

NEW YORK, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- The NFL Wednesday suspended Chicago Bears defensive back Ricky Manning Jr. one game for his involvement in an assault near the UCLA campus.

NFL set to tackle excessive crowd noise

SEATTLE, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- NFL teams regard loud stadiums like Seattle's Qwest Field as a home advantage, but the league is looking to make crowd noise less a problem for visitors.
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Roger Goodell
Roger Goodell speaks at the podium on the stage at the NFL, ESPN/ESPN Deportes and the Miami Dolphins press conference to announce Marc Anthony as part owner of the Miami Dolphins at the Time Warner Center on July 21, 2009 in New York City. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo)

Roger S. Goodell (born February 19, 1959) is the Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL), having been chosen to succeed the retiring Paul Tagliabue on August 8, 2006. He was chosen over four finalists for the position, winning 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. As Commissioner, he is also President of NFL Charities. Many commentators have described him as "the most powerful man in sports".

Goodell was born in Jamestown, New York, the son of the late United States Senator Charles E. Goodell, a Republican from New York, and the late Jean Rice Goodell of Buffalo, New York.

The Goodell family moved to Bronxville, New York, in 1971. He graduated from Bronxville High School where, as a three-sport star in football, basketball, and baseball, he captained all three teams as a senior and was named the school's athlete of the year. Injuries kept him from playing college football.

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