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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. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. No bounty programs? Put it in writing

    Mike Sando

    The presumption of innocence is gone from the NFL regarding bounty programs. Teams now must certify their organizations as bounty-free under guidelines put into place Wednesday. Commissioner Roger Goodell informed teams that owners must meet with ...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  9. Reading between lines on Goodell, Rams

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- If Rams owner Stan Kroenke wasn't going to cut the St. Louis stadium authority any slack, neither was NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. They simply aren't going to profess their love for St. Louis while trying to leverage stadium imp...

    Blog | February 03, 2012
  10. A few minutes with 49ers' stadium visionary

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has said the league must create appealing stadium experiences to lure fans from their increasingly user-friendly living rooms. Goodell and the NFL have enabled the San Francisco 49ers to make it happe...

    Blog | February 02, 2012
  11. Hall of Fame game off, and other notes

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams are back to four exhibition games instead of five after the NFL canceled their Aug. 7 matchup against the Chicago Bears in the Hall of Fame game. Commissioner Roger Goodell mentioned the cancellation Thursday during a news confe...

    Blog | July 21, 2011
  12. Commish for a day: Wake up, smell the bias

    Mike Sando

    Our divisional bloggers discuss one thing they'd change as commissioner for a day: Serving as NFL commissioner for one day would have its perks, such as not holding the job for the other 364 days in the year. Roger Goodell has cut his pay to $1...

    Blog | July 21, 2011
  13. Foreshadowing Harrison's Goodell rant

    Mike Sando

    The harsh words from Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison regarding NFL commissioner Roger Goodell qualify as more than simply another hard hit from one of the league's most physical defenders. HarrisonBy calling Goodell a "crook" and a "...

    Blog | July 13, 2011
  14. Goodell, Smith and rookie players' wallets

    Mike Sando

    Two quick thoughts on NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's appearance alongside players union chief DeMaurice Smith at the would-be rookie symposium Wednesday: The symbolism is meaningful. Consider this another indication the NFL and its players are ...

    Blog | June 29, 2011
  15. West Coast teams' uphill fight with NFL

    Mike Sando

    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and the Seattle Seahawks agreed upon a noon PT starting time for a recent conference call with season-ticket holders. How hard was that? Alas, the NFL will force the Seahawks and other West Coast teams to rise 21 ...

    Blog | May 18, 2011
  16. Video: No joke, leverage will end lockout

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks' Chester Pitts and Raheem Brock pulled off the seemingly impossible recently. They found humor in the NFL labor situation. I doubt NFL brass laughed too heartily after Pitts and Brock mocked commissioner Roger Goodell with ...

    Blog | May 16, 2011