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Roger Goodell on Tom Brady dropping Deflategate appeal: ‘We’ve moved on’ 07.19.16 at 8:45 am ET
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Roger Goodell offered his first public comments in the wake of Tom Brady’s announcement late last week to drop his Deflategate appeal and take the four-game suspension.

Speaking with Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post on Monday night at the premiere of a documentary on ALS-stricken former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason, the commissioner said he and the league have put the whole affair behind them.

“We moved on from that as a league quite a long time ago,” Goodell told the Post.

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Report: Roger Goodell made $32 million in 2015 06.30.16 at 6:39 pm ET
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The National Football League paid Roger Goodell $32 million in 2015, according to Sports Business Journal, which cited a tax filing made by the NFL.

For what it’s worth, that would mark the fourth consecutive year that Goodell’s annual compensation has declined. Reports indicate that he made $34.1 million in 2014 and $44 million in 2013. All told, Goodell has apparently cleared somewhere in the neighborhood of $200 million as commissioner since he took the job in 2005.

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Ben Affleck goes all in on Roger Goodell, NFL in expletive-laced Deflategate rant on new Bill Simmons show 06.22.16 at 11:48 pm ET
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During the premiere of Bill Simmons’ new HBO show “Any Given Wednesday” this week, Ben Affleck went on a lengthy, expletive-filled rant about Deflategate, quarterback Tom Brady, the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell. Check out the video below. (Warning: NSFW)

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Roger Goodell pokes fun at own death with tweet 06.07.16 at 5:24 pm ET
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Earlier on Tuesday, the NFL’s official Twitter account was hacked and posted a series of tweets saying commissioner Roger Goodell had died.

It didn’t take long for the NFL to clarify the account was indeed hacked and later reported the league is investigating the matter with law enforcement being involved.

Goodell himself later took to Twitter to joke about the matter, posting a picture of himself with the caption: Man, you leave the office for 1 day of golf w/ @JimKelly1212 & your own network kills you off. #harsh

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DeMaurice Smith: Roger Goodell failed to be fair arbitrator in Tom Brady’s Deflategate appeal 06.06.16 at 1:24 pm ET
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NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith isn't a fan of Roger Goodell when it comes to Deflategate. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith isn’t a fan of Roger Goodell when it comes to Deflategate. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith said that while Roger Goodell had the the authority to sit as an arbitrator in Tom Brady’s case, the commissioner failed to live up to his obligation to be fair when it came to hearing Brady’s appeal.

“The critical issue here is that Roger can act as a disciplinarian, but once he chose to act as the arbitrator, you have to take the disciplinarian hat off and put the judge hat on,” Smith said in an interview published recently with Law360. “The core fundamental part of being a judge is that you can’t make it up as you go along.

“The fact is that the commissioner chose to be the arbitrator in this case. I think that is something that has been a little bit lost in the conversation,” Smith added. “As such, when he chose to be the hearing officer or the arbitrator, we argue that he also cloaked himself in the obligation to be fair.”

Smith said that this case has gone beyond the air in footballs. Now, it’s about fair labor practices involving arbitrators.

“At the end of the day, I’m not sure we are talking about a four-game suspension anymore,” Smith said. “I read the brief that was filed by the AFL-CIO and, as a trial litigator myself, that ruling that came out of the Second Circuit raises significant issues with respect to an arbitration process that thousands of businesses use not only here but internationally.

“The Second Circuit seemed to imply that it was OK for an arbitrator to act in an arbitrary way,” he added. “I think you have seen an outpouring of concern by lawyers and by others because it potentially undermines the fundamental understanding that every party expects an arbitrator to be fair.”

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Roger Goodell on Deflategate: Commissioner responsible for ‘integrity of the game’ at 11:32 am ET
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Commissioner Roger Goodell is sticking to the script when it comes to Deflategate. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Commissioner Roger Goodell is sticking to the script when it comes to Deflategate. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Roger Goodell isn’t budging.

Speaking at a charity golf tournament in Buffalo on Monday, the NFL commissioner was asked about the recent appeal filed by quarterback Tom Brady in the Deflategate case, and he stuck to the same hard-line script he’s followed since the story first broke, stressing the “integrity of the game” and adding that the “rules apply to everybody.”

“When it comes to the integrity of the game, that’s the responsibility of the commissioner,” Goodell said. “We’re not going to hand the integrity of the game off to somebody who doesn’t have any involvement in the game. That’s for somebody that understands what’s important in making sure we maintain that. Making sure we maintain the competitiveness of the game.

“The reality is our rules apply to everybody. They apply to every player, every team. And that’s something we are going to work hard to maintain and not hand that off to somebody else.”

Goodall, who indicated there would be no settlement with Brady, was then asked about the fact that Deflategate has dragged on more than 500 days.

“The legal system is deliberate. It’s unfortunate, because it does impact on our game,” he said. “We don’t encourage that, obviously. We’d like to get this resolved and move forward.”

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IIWII Cast: Chris Price, Mike Petraglia talk Malcolm Butler, Tom Brady and Roger Goodell 06.01.16 at 9:19 pm ET
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In the latest It Is What It Is podcast, Chris Price checks in with colleague Mike Petraglia on the state of the Patriots halfway through the offseason, Deflategate, whether Tom Brady will beat the rap, and whether or not Malcolm Butler is going to get paid. The guys also discuss what makes a good commissioner.

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