It's been a rough couple of weeks for the NFL as star running backs Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson were wrapped up in domestic violence and child abuse scandals respectively.
But despite all of the turmoil, one man we have yet to hear from is the league's commissioner, Roger Goodell, himself. Until today.
The NFL commish finally spoke today to address the league's poor handling of each scandal, saying:
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This past offseason, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell came under heavy fire after he suspended Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for merely 2 games after he beat his now-wife, Janay Palmer, and dragged her apparently unconscious body out of an elevator.
Many felt the punishment did NOT fit the crime and was proof that league was turning a blind eye towards domestic violence towards women.
Well Roger heard the criticism and realized the error in his ways, and most importantly he decided to take action. The commissioner released a statement on the controversy, saying:
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Michael Vick didn't sound too optimistic about his chances on returning to the team that gave him a second chance at playing football.
But it sounds like he's enjoyed his time there, a lot!
Here's what he said:
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One more (possibly) awful sports scandal to add to the fire.
Michael Boley of the New York Giants is being investigated for allegedly abusing his 5-year-old son between May 30 and June 5.
No are no deets available as to exactly what kind of abuse Boley is being investigated for (physical, sexual, mental?), but the case has been handed over to an Alabama District Attorney's office.
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Starting in December, ESPN Magazine and Sports Illustrated will have direct competition from one of the most popular sports they cover — NFL football.
The National Football League is releasing their own monthly magazine on December 13th that offers "a true ‘insider’s’ perspective”.
The first issue will include articles from contributors including San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, Panthers quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton, and Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, along with commentators Boomer Esaison and Andrea Kremer.
NFL Publishing’s Jim Buckley will serve as editor and said in a statement:
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