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  1. Goodell: Saints fans innocent

    Pat Yasinskas

    NEW ORLEANS -- The lightest moment of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's Friday news conference might have come when he was asked about the welcome he is receiving in a city where he's Public Enemy No. 1. "I couldn't feel more welcome here," Goodell...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  2. Vitt: Williams put bounty on other coaches

    Pat Yasinskas

    NEW ORLEANS -- The bounty scandal is pretty much over, but details continue to emerge. The Times-Picayune obtained a copy of New Orleans Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt's testimony before appeals officer and former NFL commissioner Paul Tagli...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  3. Goodell deserves respect from Saints fans

    Pat Yasinskas

    There has been a lot of talk about how NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will be received in New Orleans during the week of the Super Bowl. It's a well-known fact that Saints fans are more than a little upset with Goodell over the bounty scandal. Per...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  4. Some closure on bounty scandal

    Pat Yasinskas

    As NFL commissioner Roger Goodell gets ready to head to New Orleans for the Super Bowl, it appears there is some closure on the Saints' bounty scandal. Judge Helen Ginger Berrigan dismissed linebacker Jonathan Vilma's defamation suit against Goode...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  5. Judge dismisses lawsuit by Jonathan Vilma, New Orleans Saints lin...

    Pat Yasinskas

    A federal judge has dismissed Jonathan Vilma's defamation suit against NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, league spokesman Greg Aiello announced via Twitter on Thursday afternoon.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2013
  6. Will Smith still respects Goodell

    Pat Yasinskas

    New Orleans defensive end Will Smith made a pretty amazing statement in this radio interview. Smith said he still respects NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. To my knowledge, Smith might be the first Louisiana resident to utter anything close to that...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  7. Highlights of Paul Tabliabue's bounty ruling

    Pat Yasinskas

    I just finished reading the entire order by former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue that vacated player suspensions in the New Orleans Saints bounty matter. Tagliabue's ruling is very lengthy (22 pages), so if you don't have time to read it all, le...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  8. Call It: Was Tagliabue right or wrong?

    Pat Yasinskas

    By now, we know that former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue, acting as an appeals officer, vacated all player discipline in the New Orleans Saints bounty case. As I wrote earlier, this comes across as convoluted because Tagliabue also said he foun...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  9. Following the money in bounty saga

    Pat Yasinskas

    I've been in contact with ESPN business analyst Andrew Brandt ever since the news came out that former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue vacated the player suspensions in the New Orleans Saints' bounty case. The one thing Brandt repeatedly has said ...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  10. NFL walks away from Saints fight

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let me get this straight. Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue has found that current commissioner Roger Goodell was spot on in his finding of facts in the New Orleans Saints bounty saga? But Tagliabue has vacated all player discipline? That'...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  11. Paul Tagliabue vacates player discipline

    Pat Yasinskas

    Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue has issued a ruling in the bounty matter that vacates all player discipline. Here's the statement, via Twitter, that was just issued by NFL spokesperson Greg Aiello, in which Tagliabue is quoted: "Tagliabue ...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  12. Call It: Kickoff or no kickoff?

    Pat Yasinskas

    By now, you probably have seen the previous post on how NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has floated the idea of scrapping kickoffs. That's an idea Goodell said came from Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano. When Schiano was coaching at Rutgers in 2010, one o...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  13. Greg Schiano wants to scrap kickoffs

    Pat Yasinskas

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano may have ruffled some feathers by telling his defense to try to bust through victory formations, but his vision for the future of the game is being well received in one important area. NFL commissioner Roger...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  14. Roger Goodell on Saints' Sean Payton

    Pat Yasinskas

    ATLANTA -- Speaking to the media before Sunday night's game between the Atlanta Falcons and Dallas Cowboys, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed an earlier report by ESPN's Adam Schefter that said New Orleans coach Sean Payton's contract is not v...

    Blog | November 04, 2012
  15. NFLPA asks Tagliabue to step aside

    Pat Yasinskas

    The NFL Players Association just sent out a news release saying it will make a motion for former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue to recuse himself from hearing the appeals of the four players that are facing suspensions in the New Orleans bounty dram...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  16. Time to vote for the Pro Bowl

    Pat Yasinskas

    Although NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sure is making it sound like the Pro Bowl will cease to exist at some point in the future, the meaningless exhibition game will be played this season. Balloting for this season's Pro Bowl has begun. You c...

    Blog | October 23, 2012