Amid NFL draft uncertainty, prospects display confidence
Very little is certain heading into an NFL draft. “I know I am the best cornerback in this draft,” Cincinnati's Ahmad Gardner said Wednesday, a massive necklace spelling out his nickname “Sauce” wrapped around his neck. Not many players figure to be selected in front of him, though all of the 20 men on hand for a Play 60 event with local youths and Commissioner Roger Goodell believe they have shown the goods to be a high first-rounder.news.yahoo.com
Lawmakers pressure NFL to release report on Washington's football team as former employees speak to Congress
One of the former employees who spoke before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform also came forward with a new allegation that she was sexually harassed by team owner Dan Snyder himself, which Snyder denied.cbsnews.com
NFL asks Nevada court to dismiss lawsuit from Jon Gruden
The NFL filed a motion asking a Nevada court to dismiss former Raiders coach Jon Gruden’s lawsuit against the league, saying the accusations that the the NFL leaked Gruden’s old, offensive emails are “baseless” and “should be dismissed for failure to state a single viable cause of action.”.
Las Vegas adds NFL jewel with Super Bowl to cap 2023 season
A person familiar with the plans told The Associated Press on Wednesday night that the NFL is planning “significant changes” to its COVID-19 protocols amid the worst three-day stretch for the league during the pandemic, The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because details haven’t been finalized, said the league and the NFL Players Association are discussing three main areas: testing protocols; return to play guidelines to allow asymptomatic players who’ve tested positive to...
Gruden sues NFL over publication of his offensive emails
Former Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden has sued Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL, alleging that a “malicious and orchestrated campaign” was used to destroy Gruden’s career by leaking old emails he had sent that included racist, misogynistic and homophobic comments.
Congress urges Washington Football Team to lift NDAs
Two members of the House of Representatives are urging the NFL and the Washington Football Team to release individuals from non-disclosure agreements that would prevent them from discussing sexual harassment and workplace issues at owner Daniel Snyder’s club.
NBC's Tirico expresses disappointment in Gruden's behavior
NBC’s Mike Tirico, who was Jon Gruden’s partner for seven years on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football,” expressed disappointment with Gruden’s behavior after more emails came out on Monday showing a repeated pattern of racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments.
Jon Gruden called Biden a 'nervous clueless p****'
Las Vegas Raiders Head Coach Jon Gruden announced his resignation Monday in the wake of the release of a string of prior emails that offended female referees, criticized the drafting of a gay football player, denounced national anthem protests, and labeled President Joe Biden a "p****," according to a report.news.yahoo.com
Washington Football Team's cheerleading program put on pause, report says
As the National Football League nears the wrap-up of a probe of allegations of sexual harassment and mistreatment of female employees by the Washington Football Team, the team's cheerleading program has been put on pause, CBS Washington, D.C. affiliate WUSA-TV reports. Keene's removal wasn't a result of that investigation, the sources told the station. The Washington Football Team cheerleaders preform on the second level in a socially isolated way during the New York Giants game versus the Washington Football Team on November 8, 2020, at FedEx Field in Landover, MD. Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Getty ImagesTeam officials said they're re-envisioning the cheerleading program and are hiring a consultant to help. The NFL took over the team's internal investigation into the allegations in September.cbsnews.com
More sports stadiums set to be used as COVID-19 vaccination sites
Every NFL stadium in the U.S. can become a COVID-19 vaccination site, according to the football league's top official. Some stadiums have already been transformed into vaccination sites in recent weeks, Goodell said, including the home facilities for the Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons and other teams. Asked if he would use the NFL stadiums as vaccination sites, Mr. Biden said, "Absolutely we will." Yankee Stadium in New York City is one of eight baseball stadiums now serving as a vaccination center in the weeks before the official start of the 2021 season. People wait in line to enter the coronavirus vaccination site at Yankee Stadium on February 5, 2021, in the Bronx borough of New York City.cbsnews.com
Super Bowl-winning MVP quarterback predicts Mahomes, Chiefs win
Super Bowl-winning MVP quarterback Joe Theismann predicted that the Kansas City Chiefs will win Super Bowl LV over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this weekend, as millions watch the showdown between quarterbacks Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes. Brady will make his tenth Super Bowl appearance against last year's Super Bowl MVP Mahomes at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Mahomes was in kindergarten when Tom Brady won his first Super Bowl with the Patriots back in 2002. Theismann told host Shepard Smith that Super Bowl LV is one of the most significant quarterback matchups in history because of the age difference between the two quarterbacks. Hall of Fame sports journalist Jerry Green has covered every Super Bowl since the first one in 1967.cnbc.com
NFL offers Biden all 30 football stadiums as mass Covid vaccination sites
The National Football League told President Joe Biden that it is making all of its 30 stadiums available as mass coronavirus vaccination sites for the general public. His letter said that each NFL team would coordinate with local, state and federal health officials on the vaccination efforts at the stadiums, two of which are shared by a pair of teams. The league's current vaccination sites are being hosted by the Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Carolina Panthers, Houston Texans, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots. On Friday, a temporary mass vaccination site opened at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. Los Angeles turned Dodger Stadium into a mass vaccination site in January after serving as a mass Covid testing site for eight months.cnbc.com
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell invites 7,500 vaccinated health care workers to Super Bowl 55
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell invites 7,500 vaccinated health care workers to Super Bowl 55 Thousands of health care workers are receiving an invite to the Super Bowl, courtesy of the NFL. Roger Goodell, the league's commissioner, announced Friday that 7,500 vaccinated health care workers will be invited to the annual championship game, being played this year in Tampa, as a thank you for their service during the coronavirus pandemic.cbsnews.com
NFL plans to invite vaccinated health care workers to the Super Bowl
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league plans to invite vaccinated health care workers to the Super Bowl in Tampa, Florida, as guests of the league. Super Bowl LV is set for February 7, 2021, at Tampa's Raymond James Stadium. Goodell has said the Super Bowl will have fans in attendance but the exact number of fans is still unclear. Last month, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported that the league was planning for "a 20 percent capacity for Super Bowl fans." The Super Bowl will air on CBS.cbsnews.com
NFL to enforce intensive Covid-19 protocols starting Saturday — read the memo
We reviewed data at last week's League meeting that demonstrated the substantial reductions in close contacts achieved by clubs operating under the Intensive Protocols. These sustained reductions and the resulting health and safety benefits make it appropriate to implement the Intensive Protocols on a mandatory, league-wide basis. To date, 28 clubs have utilized the Intensive Protocols at least once and 16 clubs have done so multiple times. The full Intensive Protocols accompany this memo. Clubs should use the next several days to prepare for a shift to the Intensive Protocols.cnbc.com
NFL considers changing rules next year as more teams go for it on fourth down
Goodell also reiterated the league's competition committee would meet in the offseason to discuss adding the fourth-and-15 option. According to a Nov. 4 league memo obtained by CNBC, the NFL noted to its competition committee that more teams are going for it on fourth down and converting more often. Through Week 8, NFL clubs have attempted fourth-and-one 55.9% of the time this season, compared with an average of 42% from 2010 through 2019. Goodell said the NFL discussed the metrics with clubs in October and aims to have the fourth-and-15 option in place next season. The Denver Broncos proposed the fourth-and-15 option in 2019, and Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie presented the idea earlier this year.cnbc.com
The NFL hasn't ruled out a post-season bubble, but mental health concerns make it unlikely
Although Major League Baseball switched its postseason to a multiple-city bubble environment in an effort to complete its Covid-19 shortened season without more delays, it seems unlikely the National Football League will copy. But the NFL doesn't plan to use alternative locations to finish its season -- although plans could change. So it installed a bubble plan for the post-season, and moved the World Series to Texas with limited fans. The NFL is keeping its options open, according to Sills, but right now the league isn't in favor of adding bubbles. The NFL would still need to seek permission from the National Football League Players Association before taking any bubble action, and that support too seems unlikely.cnbc.com
Why Roger Goodell thinks "deflategate" case is so important
The NFL continues to pursue a suspension for New England quarterback Tom Brady for the "deflategate" scandal stemming from the 2015 AFC Championship game. CBSN's Josh Elliott spoke with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell about the importance of this case, which may reach the Supreme Court.cbsnews.com
Goodell on "moving forward" after "deflategate," education initiative
A federal appeals court ruled Monday that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady must serve a four-game suspension this season over "deflategate," reinstating NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's decision to punish Brady. Goodell joins "CBS This Morning," along with Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis, to respond to his critics in the "deflategate" controversy, as well as discuss the 2016 NFL draft and the Character Playbook initiative.cbsnews.com
7th grader's experiment tackles "Deflategate"
A school science project could help prove Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's innocence in the "Deflategate" scandal. The evidence comes from an unlikely source: a 7th grader outside Boston. The 12-year-old says the NFL could have avoided controversy if it had just done an experiment, like he did. Anna Werner speaks to the student, Ben Goodell, no relation to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.cbsnews.com
Brady, NFL fail to reach settlement in "Deflategate" hearing
The NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady failed to reach a settlement over Brady's four game suspension after another day in court. CBSSports.com Senior Editor Will Brinson spoke to CBSN about the latest in the trial.cbsnews.com
Roger Goodell, Tom Brady appear in federal court over "Deflategate"
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady appeared before a federal judge who will determine whether the QB's 4-game suspension was fair. CBS News correspondent Anna Werner was inside the courtroom.cbsnews.com
NFL Commissioner Goodell: I admire Kraft's decision not to appeal
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell spoke publicly for the first time since handing suspensions and revoking draft picks for the New England Patriots' after a championship game ball scandal. CBSN's Kristine Johnson and Vladimir Duthiers cover the press conference.cbsnews.com