New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick, who was on the receiving end of Roger Goodell's justice seven years ago, defended the embattled NFL commissioner, saying Thursday that Goodell doesn't deserve to lose his job.
The bad news just keeps rolling in during what sports insiders are calling the “NFL's worst week (now month) ever,” but there may be a light at the end of this troubling domestic abuse-plagued tunnel. First there was the Baltimore Ravens' Ray Rice domestic violence scandal. Then Minnesota Vikings’ Adrian Peterson and Carolina Panthers’ Greg Hardy were put on their ...
If there is one thing the NFL understands, it is symbolism. That is the essence of the business after all: taking events with no inherent meaning and making it stand for something. The NFL's genius is in bringing us iconic characters and actions that would not exist but for the artifice of the game. Without the symbols and marketing, the Green Bay Packers are just a bunch of guys on a lawn. ...
“See, Mike, your mistake was using dogs. Now kids? Kids are where the good whoopin’s at. Not only is that sh*t legal, but mothaf**ka’s will actually go on TV and defend your ass.” “For real?” “Google Charles Barkley, son.” Because Adrian Peterson‘s parents understood the value of good, old-fashioned southern whoopings, he not only ...
This has been the worst PR week in the history of the National Football League.
Star Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has basically admitted to child abuse. Ray Rice knocked out then-fianee Janay Palmer with a punch, shedding light on other domestic violence cases in the NFL and the league's lax policy when it comes to alleged offenders.
Video of what happened in the elevator between Ray Rice and his now wife Janay Palmer was brought to light by TMZ.com yesterday and a few hours later the Baltimore Ravens announced on their Twitter feed that, "The Ravens have terminated RB Ray Rice's contract this afternoon". Firing Rice, at first glance, seems to merit applause but there are more questions to be asked.
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