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NFL Hires First Black Woman Referee
March 10, 2021
Maia Chaka knows well that Women’s History Month is all about commemorating, observing, and celebrating the vital role of the fairer sex in American folklore. ... read more »
NFL’s 2021 Opportunity to Diversify Team Ownership
February 4, 2021
As we approach the 55th NFL Superbowl next Sunday in Tampa, Florida amidst the continued national spread of COVID-19, I believe that the time has come for the close-knit group of team owners in the National Football League (NFL) to take the necessary steps to open the door to African American business leaders who hope to join that exclusive club of owners.  ... read more »
Sofi Stadium, Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Rams Host Official Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Ahead of Inaugural Event
September 10, 2020
SoFi Stadium, the new home of the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers, hosted a virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, September 8 marking the start of its inaugural year. The ceremony included Rams Owner/Chairman and SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park developer E. Stanley Kroenke, Chargers Owner/Chairman Dean Spanos and the city of Inglewood’s Mayor James T. Butts, with a video message from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. NFL Network’s Steve Wyche served as master of ceremonies. ... read more »
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NFL to use advisory committee to avoid conflicts of interest
August 21, 2020
The NFL will consult an advisory committee made up of former coaches, general managers and players on such issues as postponing, moving or even canceling games this season due to the coronavirus pandemic. Troy Vincent, the league’s football operations chief, said Wednesday that the advisers, who will report to Commissioner Roger Goodell, will help avoid any “inequities” in those decisions. Vincent did not identify any members of the panel, saying he was awaiting their approval to do so. ... read more »
Rams and Chargers Reinvent Themselves in NFL Draft
April 30, 2020
Last week, the NFL broadcasted their 2020 virtual Draft. Commissioner Roger Goodell announced draft picks from his basement with videos of cheering fans being streamed on a monitor behind him. First-round draft picks, coaches, and general managers had cameras set up in their homes for viewers to watch them celebrate as picks were announced. ... read more »
NFL Putting Stronger Rooney Rule Front and Center
February 21, 2020
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made that a point of emphasis in his state of the league speech during Super Bowl week. So count on Goodell finding ways to more strongly implement the policy that requires teams to interview minority candidates for coaching and executive positions. ... read more »
NFL playoff ‘do-over’ lawsuit moved to federal court
January 31, 2019
Six days before the Super Bowl, the court battle has begun in a longshot lawsuit seeking a possible do-over of the NFC game that ended with a Los Angeles Rams victory over the New Orleans Saints, a game affected by what the NFL concedes was a blown ``no-call'' by officials. ... read more »
NFL fines ex-Panthers owner $2.75M after misconduct review
July 4, 2018
The NFL has fined former Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson $2.75 million following its investigation into sexual and racial misconduct in the workplace. ... read more »
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LA Stadium & Entertainment District To Welcome NFL Media
March 29, 2018
In addition to office and studio space, the facility also will feature NFL Media’s first outdoor studio and space to host studio audience ... read more »
LA Stadium & Entertainment District To Welcome NFL Media
March 28, 2018
Los Angeles Rams Owner/Chairman E. STANLEY KROENKE and NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL announced on Monday that NFL Media will join the LA Stadium and Entertainment District (The District) at Hollywood Park. ... read more »
NFL Must “Provide a Better Platform” on Racism and Criminal Justice Reform
October 31, 2017
The League needs to support and encourage this work and expand its scope so that it can, as Reid said, "provide a better platform. ... read more »
National Sports Beat
August 4, 2016
LOS ANGELES—Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond. ... read more / view gallery »
Goodell: Oakland, San Diego, St. Louis stadiums inadequate
January 14, 2016
Roger Goodell says the existing stadiums in St. Louis, San Diego and Oakland are ”inadequate and unsatisfactory,” and the proposals the Rams, Chargers and Raiders received to remain in their current cities lacked certainty. ... read more »
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