Beyond the Box Score: Roger Goodell NFL Fines (VIDEO)

Roger S.”The Hammer” Goodell (born February 19, 1959, in Jamestown, New York) is the Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL), having been chosen to succeed the retiring Paul Taqliabue on August 8, 2006. He was chosen over four finalists for the position, winning a close vote on the fifth ballot before being unanimously approved by acclamation of the owners. He officially began his tenure on September 1, 2006, just prior to the beginning of the 2006 NFL season.  As Commissioner, he is also President of NFL Charities.

For more details on Roger Goodell’s actions on NFL player conduct, see National Football League player conduct controversy. video:   Beyond the Box Score: NFL Fines

Actions as commissioner Roger Goodell Since becoming NFL Comissioner in August 08, 2006

Adam Jones – entire 2007 season

Pacman’s various acts of foolishness, culminating with the making it rain strip club shooting, cost him a whole year.

Chris Henry – 8 games

Henry’s crimes weren’t as severe (DUI, drugs and sex acts with minors) or frequent as Jones’… but that’s like saying GM isn’t as screwed as AIG. Both fucked up. He was later released by the Bengals only to be resigned by Cincinnati. Henry performed poorly last season and is looking to rebound… along with pretty much everyone else on that team.

Terry Johnson – 10 games

“Tank” had a long history of weapons problems prior to his guilty plea on a misdemeanor charge for illegal possession of handguns. Less a month after the June 2007 suspension was announced the Bears released Johnson. He found a home with the Cowboys and then later the Bengals.

Michael Vick – indefinite

Suspended for the first six regular season games in the 2009 season and could play after week six of the season. He can play the final two pre-season games.

Adam Jones – 4 games

Jones was traded by the Titans to Dallas during the 2008 NFL Draft. Like any real Cowboy he found trouble. In October Pacman got into an altercation with his bodyguard. Due to his previous transgressions Jones was suspended once again by Commissioner Goodell. After the 2008 season he was released.

Donté Stallworth – indefinite

Donte Stallworth Allow To Leave Home Confinement

In March a drunk Stallworth struck and killed a man with his Bentley. He plead guilty to DUI and manslaughter charges and served 30 days in jail. Additional penalties, including a lifetime suspension of his driver’s license, have been levied to the Browns receiver. There is no indication he will be reinstated in the near future.

Michael Vick Reinstated

Now as a free Vick awaits his impending suspension it’ll be interesting to see how long Goodell punishes him. Sources say the artist formerly known as Ron Mexico will be sidelined between two and six games — that is, if any NFL team actually takes the on and off the field risk of signing him.

Vick Seeks Meeting With Goodell

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NFL Commissioners and presidents

1920–1921: Jim Thorpe 1921–1939: Joseph Carr 1939–1941: Carl Storck 1941–1946: Elmer Layden 1946–1959: Bert Bell 1959–1960: Austin Gunsel 1960–1989: Pete Rozelle 1989–2006: Paul Tagliabue 2006–present: Roger Goodell

Posted by:  Kane Reed (Sports Writer)


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