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NFL upholds 1-year suspension of Cleveland Browns' Josh Gordon

NFL upholds 1-year suspension of Cleveland Browns' Josh Gordon

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 (UPI) --The NFL decided Wednesday to uphold the one-year suspension of Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon after he failed a marijuana test.
Aileen Graef
Harry Reid shoots down invite to Redskins Game

Harry Reid shoots down invite to Redskins Game

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) --Nevada Senator Harry Reid has declined a formal invitation to attend a Washington Redskins game, saying he won't support the team until they change their name.
Matt Bradwell
Minnesota awarded Super Bowl LII

Minnesota awarded Super Bowl LII

NFL owners awarded Super Bowl LII to Minnesota during Tuesday's meetings in Atlanta.
Texans pick South Carolina's Clowney at No. 1

Texans pick South Carolina's Clowney at No. 1

Jadeveon Clowney squeezed a Houston Texans hat over his tied-up braids and hugged NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Reid calls on NFL to rename Redskins, cites NBA Sterling ban as positive example

Reid calls on NFL to rename Redskins, cites NBA Sterling ban as positive example

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- Sen. Harry Reid said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should force Redskins owner Dan Snyder to rename his team.
Kate Stanton

Analyst Shannon Sharpe urges banishment of Incognito

NEW YORK, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Television football analyst Shannon Sharpe said the NFL should take a hard line against the reputed abusive culture in the Miami Dolphins locker room.
Two members of Congress want Washington Redskins to change name

Two members of Congress want Washington Redskins to change name

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Two members of Congress Monday asked the National Football League to take a position supporting a name change for the Washington Redskins.
U.S. lawmakers write letter to NFL urging change of Washington Redskins name

U.S. lawmakers write letter to NFL urging change of Washington Redskins name

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Sen. Maria Cantwell and Rep. Tom Cole write a letter to the NFL warning about the offensive Washington Redskins nickname.
Evan Bleier
CBS inks deal for 'Thursday Night Football'

CBS inks deal for 'Thursday Night Football'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- CBS has secured the rights to air eight Thursday-night NFL games in the early part of the next professional football season, Variety reported Wednesday.
Goodell says NFL looking for continued growth

Goodell says NFL looking for continued growth

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Super Bowl Sunday that the league still has room to grow into a year-round attraction for fans.
Future cold weather Super Bowls could happen

Future cold weather Super Bowls could happen

NEW YORK, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Friday increased interest in holding cold weather Super Bowls would lead to the consideration of such a possibility.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says Redskins' name 'honors Native Americans'

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says Redskins' name 'honors Native Americans'

NEW YORK, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that the Washington Redskins' name 'honors Native Americans' and that nine out of 10 Native Americans support the name.
Evan Bleier

Pete Carroll, Seahawks coach: NFL should look into medical marijuana

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Coach Pete Carroll, in New Jersey as the Seattle Seahawks prepare for the Super Bowl, suggested medical marijuana should go off the banned substance list.
NFL may expand playoffs to include Friday and Monday night games

NFL may expand playoffs to include Friday and Monday night games

Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The NFL is trying to fit two additional games into wild card weekend to expand playoffs to 14 teams.
Evan Bleier

Goodell orders independent investigation into Dolphins

MIAMI, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Wednesday said New York attorney Ted Wells will lead an investigation into workplace conduct within the Miami Dolphins franchise.
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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)
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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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Roger Goodell."
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