It appears that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will get an opportunity to put his tougher stance against domestic violence to use in quick order.
Michael Sam, who served as one of the biggest storylines during the preseason due to being the first openly gay player in league history, was released by the St. Louis Rams on Saturday.
Selected by the Rams in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft as a defensive end, Sam’s presence caused controversy throughout the league including with former Bucs and Colts head coach turned NFL analyst Tony Dungy.
Soon after Broncos teammate Wes Welker received a concussion courtesy of a hit from Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger, Peyton Manning opted to get a 15-yard penalty for taunting following a touchdown.
Manning’s act of defiance will cost him. The NFL announced on Thursday that it fined Manning $8,268 for taunting Swearinger.
“I didn’t get it right.” – Roger Goodell
NFL big boss Roger Goodell finally had something constructive to say about domestic violence after weeks of hiding following the controversial Ray Rice two-game suspension.
I’ll never get used to an NFL player getting a year-long suspension for abusing substances while another NFL player actually abused a woman.
Alas, that is where we stand in NFL 2014 after today’s report that states Browns receiver Josh Gordon will be suspended for an entire season following an appeal that felt flat.
Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks received quite the wrist-slap on Tuesday when the NFL fined the Super Bowl champs $300,000 and stripped them of two 2015 mini-camp practice sessions.
According to NFL spokesperson Greg Aiello, Seattle’s punishment stemmed from “excessive levels” of on-field contact during 2014 mini-camp sessions for veteran players.