Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the changes during a news conference on Wednesday.
In a letter to the NFL Players Association, the league said they are considering whether the Commissioner should determine initial disciplinary action.
The Ravens running back has won his appeal of his indefinite suspension and will be reinstated, according to the NFL Players Association. The union argued he was punished twice for the same incident.
There was a gag order on the two-day hearing, in which Rice, his wife, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell all testified. The hearing will decide if Rice should be reinstated to the NFL following his indefinite suspension for punching his wife.
The Minnesota Vikings running back appeared in court Tuesday afternoon, where he plead to reckless assault charges. The deal ensures Peterson will not serve jail time.
The unnamed official told the AP that he sent the video of Ray Rice hitting his then-fiancée to NFL security chief Jeffrey Miller.
Fans have taken to Twitter to slam ESPN after the company suspended Simmons Wednesday. Simmons’ suspension came after he called NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell a liar.
In expletive-laced comments, Simmons called Goodell a liar, then challenged ESPN to censure him.
Each picture in the project represents a team that employs players with a domestic violence record.
“I got it wrong in the handling of the Ray Rice matter.”
The NFL Commissioner addresses the recent high-profile abuse cases involving Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and other players.
Marriott Hotels, the official hotel sponsor of the NFL, told BuzzFeed News Friday that it is reviewing its deal with the league.
Stern statements from brands like Pepsi and Anheuser-Busch aren’t really damaging the league. If they want to affect real change, they need to hit the league and its owners where it hurts most — in their wallets.
Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo’s CEO and chairwoman issued a statement today addressing the NFL’s “mishandling” of “the repugnant behavior of a few players.”
The players’ union announced Tuesday it is appealing the NFL’s decision to indefinitely suspend Ray Rice following the release of a video that showed the running back punching his then-fiancée. BuzzFeed News takes a look at what happens next.
Gov. Mark Dayton calls Peterson’s actions “a public embarrassment to the Vikings organization and the State of Minnesota.”
“So you DID need to see Ray Rice punching her in the face to make this decision…”
Roger Goodell said Tuesday that the NFL had asked to see video from a casino elevator where former Ravens running back Ray Rice punched his then-fiancée.
The union has been outspoken in its recent defense of other players facing suspension.
Six games for the first offense, lifetime ban for second.
The NFL encouraged its fans to ask Commissioner Goodell questions using the hashtag #AskCommish. And things quickly got out of hand.
The settlement likely means the NFL won’t have to disclose internal files about what they knew and when they knew it regarding concussion-linked brain problems.
In the last two decades, the nation has completely turned itself around on gay rights, but opinions on “Redskins” have barely budged. (Updated with a newly-discovered letter Roger Goodell wrote addressing the issue.)
Roger Goodell does give off that Joffrey Baratheon vibe.
In the heroic Time cover story, Roger Goodell’s brother Michael talks about how Roger protected him growing up. “It was a lifelong thing,” he said.
He’s “protecting the game he loves.” Oh, so that’s what he’s been doing.
This is how it (probably) happened.
The NFL commissioner’s new habit of publicly patting himself on the back for doling out punishment is very worrying.
Once he actually starts the draft they get excited, but before? Not too happy.
Nike convened the football universe in a movie studio in Brooklyn to reveal their new uniforms. It was just as audacious as it sounds.