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NFL union chief fears 2011 lockout

NFL union chief fears 2011 lockout

MIAMI, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- DeMaurice Smith, the executive director of the NFL Players Association, says team owners are getting ready for a lockout in the 2011 season.
Goodell says NFL will avoid work stoppage

Goodell says NFL will avoid work stoppage

MIAMI, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, delivering his state of the league address in Florida Friday, said he wants to avoid a 2011 work stoppage.
NFL establishes Don Shula Award

NFL establishes Don Shula Award

MIAMI, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The NFL established the Coach Don Shula Award Sunday, Commissioner Roger Goodell announced in Miami, site of the AFC-NFC Pro Bowl.
Stricter NFL guidelines on concussions

Stricter NFL guidelines on concussions

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has adopted stricter guidelines for the return of any player who sustained a concussion this season.

NFL concussion study chairmen resign

NEW YORK, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- The chairmen of the NFL medical committee studying concussions and their effects on players have quit, league officials in New York said Tuesday.
NFL's Goodell sets up players forum

NFL's Goodell sets up players forum

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has formed a forum to address the lives of players on and off the field on several issues, including health and safety.
Goodell casts doubt on Limbaugh bid

Goodell casts doubt on Limbaugh bid

BOSTON, Miss., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Rush Limbaugh's "divisive comments" may put him out of the running as owner of the St. Louis Rams, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday.

NFL defers action against Saints players

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Tuesday that disciplinary action against two New Orleans Saints defensive ends has been placed on hold.
John Madden named an NFL adviser

John Madden named an NFL adviser

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Former coach and NBC-TV analyst John Madden has been named Special Adviser to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, the league announced Thursday.

Goodell reduces Vick's suspension

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell ruled Thursday that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick will be eligible in Week 3 of the regular season.
Reid: Vick to play Thursday

Reid: Vick to play Thursday

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Michael Vick, who sat out a two-year NFL suspension for a dogfighting conviction, will play Thursday for Philadelphia in a home exhibition against Jacksonville.

Vick practices with Eagles

BETHLEHEM, Pa., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Quarterback Michael Vick went through his first practice session Saturday since his career was disrupted by prison time for a federal dogfighting conviction.
New Eagle Vick: 'I won't disappoint'

New Eagle Vick: 'I won't disappoint'

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Quarterback Michael Vick, now a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, said Friday he was glad to have a second chance in the NFL and "I won't disappoint."
Stallworth suspended for full NFL season

Stallworth suspended for full NFL season

NEW YORK, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Donte Stallworth, a wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns, has been suspended for the entire 2009 NFL season for killing a pedestrian while driving drunk.

Bears: Vick visit 'nothing to do with us'

CHICAGO, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- A trip to Chicago by ex-football star Michael Vick touched off news reports that he might be visiting with the NFL's Bears, but the team said that wasn't so.
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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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