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8th Commissioner of the National Football League

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Roger Goodell: 8th Commissioner of the National Football League
Roger Stokoe Goodell is an American businessman who is currently the Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL). On August 8, 2006, Goodell was chosen to succeed retiring commissioner Paul Tagliabue. He was chosen for the position over four finalists; he won 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. On December 6, 2017, the NFL announced that Goodell signed a new contract that would start in 2019. Commentators have described him as "the most powerful man in sports."

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Roger Goodell Outlines Plans for 2020 NFL Season [Video]

Roger Goodell Outlines Plans for 2020 NFL Season

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has sent out a letter to fans addressing the league’s plans for the 2020 season.

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NFL Cancels Preseason Games Due To COVID-19 [Video]

NFL Cancels Preseason Games Due To COVID-19

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced on Monday that there will be no preseason NFL games. The new mandate comes as every aspect of the sporting world has been affected by the coronavirus. Goodell..

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Trump on NFL protests: 'We will never kneel' [Video]

Trump on NFL protests: 'We will never kneel'

During his campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma Saturday night, U.S. President Donald Trump said "we will never kneel" during the National Anthem or the flag.

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