'Pacman' Jones gives up NFL appeal

NASHVILLE, June 12 (UPI) -- Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones has dropped his appeal of a one-year suspension by the NFL. Jones issued a statement Tuesday after meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, saying, "I accept the discipline that has been imposed on me ..

Tank Johnson suspended for eight games

NEW YORK, June 4 (UPI) -- The NFL Monday suspended Chicago defensive tackle Tank Johnson for eight games next season for legal problems regarding weapons violations.

NFL chief issues alcohol ban

NEW YORK, June 2 (UPI) -- New National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell has banned alcohol at team functions, as well as on team buses and flights.

Steelers assistant apologizes for e-mail

PITTSBURGH, May 31 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Larry Zierlein Thursday apologized for explicit e-mail he forwarded to NFL officials last week.

Steelers admit sending offensive e-mail

PITTSBURGH, May 23 (UPI) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers home office admitted this week that one of its employees sent out an offensive e-mail to several NFL officials.

Bengals' Chris Henry fails drug test

CINCINNATI, May 21 (UPI) -- The Cincinnati Enquirer quoted a prosecutor saying initial results showed that Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry failed a court-ordered drug test.

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.
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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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