One of our most important priorities is protecting our players from needless injuryCommissioner warns of NFL suspensions Oct 20, 2010
We are working hard to secure an agreement with the union that is fair and forward-thinking to ensure our game is sound and strong well into the futureNFL outlines ticket policy Nov 30, 2010
Both sides are going to be prepared for every outcomeCommissioner expects new labor deal soon Feb 04, 2011
The way you continue to be a successful business is you don't wait for the car to go off the cliffGoodell says NFL faces economic challenges Feb 06, 2011
We don't have a date, but that time is comingGoodell: Interest in NFL waning May 25, 2011
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.