Popular sports commentator Bill Simmons was suspended by ESPN for violating editorial standards -- or was it because he criticized the NFL, which happens to have a $15 billion contract with the network?Popular sports commentator Bill Simmons was suspended by ESPN for violating editorial standards—or was it because he criticized the NFL, which happens to have a $15 billion contract with the network?
What happens behind closed doors -- or rather closing doors -- does not always stay behind them.
Admitting that he hadn't gone far enough in guiding the National Football League's policy on domestic violence and had flubbed the Ray Rice case in late July, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stepped up Thursday to announce more stringent rules for players and other employees.
There's a ripple of movement in Congress to strip nonprofit status from pro sports businesses such as the NFL and PGA, raising fresh questions about why taxpayers should support billion-dollar entertainment industries.
Responding to a plea from members of Congress to change the Washington Redskins' bigoted name, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote, "The name is a unifying force that stands for strength, courage, pride and respect."
Rush Limbaugh may be the grand poobah of conservative radio, but that doesn't mean his influence in one arena carries over to another without a hitch, at least not when it comes to his bid to become part-owner of the St. Louis Rams. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell indicated Tuesday that Limbaugh's politics might just get in the way of that grand plan.