Tom Brady court appeal denied

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will finally have to serve the 4-game suspension levied on him by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell back in May of 2015. Brady tried to get the U.S. Court Appeals for the Second Circuit to rehear his case. They issued a one-page document earlier today denying his petition.  His only chance … Continue reading “Tom Brady court appeal denied”

ESPN fired Bill Simmons

ESPN, the self-proclaimed worldwide leader in sports, fired its long-time podcaster, columnist, creator of content, and provocateur, Bill Simmons. Grandland, the website founded by Simmons, will remain under the control of ESPN. As of this morning, Simmons is still listed prominently on the Grantland website and he’s still identified as its editor-in-chief. I’m surprised this … Continue reading “ESPN fired Bill Simmons”

If you have a problem with the Ray Rice story, blame Diane Ruberton

It seems the entire sports world has been wringing its collective hands over the Ray Rice elevator┬ávideo. Some have been calling for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to be fired over his handling of the entire situation. It’s hard to watch the video and understand how Goodell could suspend Rice for only two games. What I … Continue reading “If you have a problem with the Ray Rice story, blame Diane Ruberton”

The NFL now has a strict policy on violence

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has established severe new rules for off-the-field violence, not just domestic violence. It applies to all NFL employees, not just players. It was approved by all 32 team owners and will not need to be approved by the NFL Players Association. From ESPN: Violations of the Personal Conduct Policy regarding assault, … Continue reading “The NFL now has a strict policy on violence”

NFL punishes Saints coaches, GM for bounty program

The NFL has doled out the punishments pertaining to the bounty program the New Orleans Saints had in place that rewarded players for injuring opposing players. Former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, now with the St. Louis Rams, has been suspended without pay indefinitely. New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton was suspended for a year. … Continue reading “NFL punishes Saints coaches, GM for bounty program”