Roger Goodell

  • National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell says that the NFL's tax-exempt status was a "distraction." The league has agreed to give up its status, the Associated Press reported. Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images
    April 28, 2015   BY Stephen Ohlemacher 

    In a letter to team owners, Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league office and its management council will file tax returns as taxable entities for the 2015 fiscal year. Goodell says the NFL has been tax-exempt since 1942, though all 32 teams pay taxes on their income. Continue reading

  • ON DEFENSE  monitor nfl football
    January 30, 2015  

    From domestic violence to deflated footballs, this NFL season has been rife with scandal, and yet its viewership has remained loyal. Ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl, Hari Sreenivasan takes stock of the year in pro-football with Kevin Blackistone of ESPN and Christine Brennan of USA Today. Continue reading

  • National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell says that the NFL's tax-exempt status was a "distraction." The league has agreed to give up its status, the Associated Press reported. Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images
    September 20, 2014  

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took the heat for the Ray Rice incident at a Friday press conference. But amid mounting public pressure to answer for multiple accusations of domestic-violence incidents that have spread throughout the league, how can NFL officials move forward? Kevin Clark of The Wall Street Journal joins Hari Sreenivasan in New York City. Continue reading

  • National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell says that the NFL's tax-exempt status was a "distraction." The league has agreed to give up its status, the Associated Press reported. Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images
    September 11, 2014  

    The National Football League announced an investigation led by former FBI director Robert Mueller amid new questions about when league officials first saw images of Ray Rice hitting his then-fiancee. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Kavitha Davidson of Bloomberg View about the investigation, whether commissioner Roger Goodell will keep his job and the prevalence of domestic violence incidents in the NFL. Continue reading

  • March 21, 2012  

    In other news Wednesday, the U.N. Security Council urged both sides in Syria to seek a way forward, endorsing proposals by Special Envoy Kofi Annan — including a ceasefire, guaranteed humanitarian access and withdrawals of government forces. Also, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush endorsed GOP hopeful Mitt Romney. Continue reading