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.

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.
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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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