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  1. Politician blocking for Marshawn Lynch?

    Mike Sando

    Gavin Newsom, lieutenant governor of California, personally called NFL commissioner Roger Goodell as a character witness for Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch regarding a DUI arrest. How's that for having friends in high places? As M...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  2. Officially telling: 16 personal fouls, one fine

    Mike Sando

    The NFL handed down only one fine from 16 personal fouls stemming from NFC West teams' final games using replacement officials. The low number was telling. Commissioner Roger Goodell usually metes out fines for such penalties when the league fe...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  3. Inside Slant: Integrity of the game

    Mike Sando

    The NFL and its regular officiating crews were moving closer toward an agreement when Kevin Seifert and I recorded our weekly "Inside Slant" podcast this week. In it, Kevin references a pertinent quote from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell: "I have...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  4. NFL: Block on Rams' Brockers was illegal

    Mike Sando

    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell remains the leading force in player safety with or without replacement officials. Goodell provided a reminder this week by fining the Baltimore Ravens' Ramon Harewood for the block that sidelined St. Louis Rams defen...

    Blog | September 06, 2012
  5. HOF12: The experience of a lifetime

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- Sights and sounds from a magical first 30 hours in Canton for festivities relating to the upcoming 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony: Batting 1.000 Cortez Kennedy was the person I hoped to see first Thursday...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  6. Officials no substitute for pass protection

    Mike Sando

    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell gave the only response he could logically provide when reporters asked him Wednesday about using replacement officiating crews during the exhibition season. There's no heightened risk to players, Goodell said, becaus...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  7. Will Seahawks have Lynch in Week 1?

    Mike Sando

    It's melodramatic to suggest the 2012 NFC West race hinges on Marshawn Lynch's availability to the Seattle Seahawks early in the season. It's more reasonable to frame Lynch's availability for the Seahawks' opening-week matchup against Arizona as p...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  8. Alas, we're aware of NFL teams' awareness

    Mike Sando

    These weren't the statements NFC West teams hoped to make recently: From St. Louis: "The Rams and the NFL office are aware of the situation regarding Robert Quinn. We take such matters very seriously, and we will act accordingly once the legal pr...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  9. Around the NFC West: $1 million mistake?

    Mike Sando

    Good morning. I'm looking forward to renewing acquaintances in the comments section after a couple weeks away. First, let's throw out a few subjects for conversation. Brian McIntyre of says Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons saw his 2...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  10. Goodell's memo, the Rams and Los Angeles

    Mike Sando

    The memo NFL commissioner Roger Goodell produced regarding a potential Los Angeles franchise doesn't change anything for the St. Louis Rams in the short term. That's good for St. Louis fans prone to relocation fears every time the NFL and Los Ange...

    Blog | June 30, 2012
  11. Warner, Vilma and the $10,000 question

    Mike Sando

    The gap between the New Orleans Saints' savagely stated intentions and their on-field actions provides an opening to question the punishment handed down by commissioner Roger Goodell. Jonathan Vilma's season-long suspension for helping to establis...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  12. Cancel the Pro Bowl? Sounds good to me

    Mike Sando

    News that the Pro Bowl is likely going away comes a couple months after commissioner Roger Goodell threatened to discontinue the game. Television ratings for the annual all-star game have remained relatively strong, but the product does nothing to...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  13. No checklist for Gregg Williams' return

    Mike Sando

    LZ Granderson's column makes a strong case for Gregg Williams' return to the NFL and (presumably) the St. Louis Rams for the 2013 season. Granderson cites examples of players returning to the NFL following illegal or prohibited activity. He says W...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  14. Video: Reflections from Steven Jackson

    Mike Sando

    Sam Bradford is on his third offensive coordinator in three seasons with the St. Louis Rams. One constant for the young quarterback: running back Steven Jackson. Jackson addressed Bradford's prospects, among other subjects, during the ESPN inte...

    Blog | April 13, 2012
  15. Williams' strategy and Saints' appeals

    Mike Sando

    The New Orleans Saints' Sean Payton, Mickey Loomis and Joe Vitt won the potential for financial relief after appealing their bounty-related punishments to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. The bulk of their appeals failed, however, affirming Gregg Will...

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  16. Around the NFC West: Defending Williams

    Mike Sando

    Gregg Williams isn't getting much sympathy these days. That isn't going to change following the release of an audio tape featuring the former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator imploring his players to injure specific San Francisco 49ers -- ...

    Blog | April 06, 2012