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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.
Washington's Snyder to meet with NFL's Goodell over team name

Washington's Snyder to meet with NFL's Goodell over team name

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- The Washington Redskins' owner will huddle with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell before NFL leaders meet with team name opponents, The Washington Post said.
Brett Favre admits severe memory loss in interview

Brett Favre admits severe memory loss in interview

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre admitted that he suffers from severe memory loss, likely from concussions he suffered during his 20-year career.
Dallas Cowboys among six NFL teams to play in London in 2014

Dallas Cowboys among six NFL teams to play in London in 2014

LONDON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The Dallas Cowboys will be among the six NFL teams to play regular-season games in London next season, the NFL said Thursday.

NFL to play three games in London next year

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday the league will play three regular-season games in London in 2014.

Minneapolis, Indianapolis, New Orleans finalists for Super Bowl LII

NEW YORK, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday Minneapolis, Indianapolis and New Orleans are the finalists to host Super Bowl LII in 2018.
Conference speakers join push for Washington team to change name

Conference speakers join push for Washington team to change name

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Museum officials, mental-health specialists and politicians say they have joined with an American Indian tribe urging the Washington Redskins to scrap its name.
Campaign asks NFL to push Redskins to change 'offensive' name

Campaign asks NFL to push Redskins to change 'offensive' name

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Oneida Nation American Indians announced an ad campaign Thursday intended to get the NFL Washington Redskins to change what the nation calls its offensive name.

Radical changes made to NFL's Pro Bowl

NEW YORK, July 31 (UPI) -- The National Football League announced Wednesday radical alterations would be made to the Pro Bowl, chief among them a draft to fill out the rosters.

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Huge rally brings Miami 24th straight win ... NFL ditches 'tuck' rule, limits helmit hit ... Urlacher blasts Bears for releasing him ... James Madison advances in NCAA tourney ... Sports news from United Press International.

NFL ditches 'tuck' rule, limits helmet hit

PHOENIX, March 20 (UPI) -- NFL owners meeting in Phoenix voted Wednesday to end the so-called tuck rule and toughened its rule on helmet hits.

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Vonn, Woods confirm they're dating ... NFL to pay $42M into retired players' fund ... James Madison star arrested, suspended ... Titans release veteran QB Hasselbeck ... Sports news from United Press International.

NFL to pay $42M into retired players' fund

PHOENIX, March 18 (UPI) -- The NFL has agreed to pay $42 million into a benefit fund for retired players after settling a lawsuit brought over the use of players' images in NFL films.

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Peterson has sports hernia surgery … NFL bounty coach Gregg Williams reinstated … Croat Cilic advances in Zagreb … Kieffer, Sterns tie for Joburg Open lead … Sports news from United Press International.

NFL bounty coach Gregg Williams reinstated

NASHVILLE, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Gregg Williams, suspended after being implicated in the New Orleans Saints injury bounty program, was reinstated by the NFL and joined the Tennessee Titans.
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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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