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The Friday Interview
John Mara: ‘A Step in the Right Direction’
John Mara: ‘A Step in the Right Direction’
The New York Giants co-owner on the NFL’s new conduct policy, trying to repair the league’s tattered image and the pending Robert Mueller report
By Jenny Vrentas
Open Field
Three Months After Ray Rice…
Three Months After Ray Rice…
At the owners meetings in Dallas, the league announced a new personal conduct policy. A look at how it will work, why Roger Goodell will retain power as final arbiter, and why the NFLPA isn't going to like it
By Jenny Vrentas
Business of Football
Union Can’t Get A Word In
A One-Way Negotiation
When the league discusses a new personal conduct policy at the winter’s owners meetings, the NFLPA is one voice that won’t be heard
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
The Train Never Slows Down
The Train Never Slows Down
From botched domestic violence cases to retired players in dire need, the NFL has failed on a number of important fronts this season. Yet through it all, fans have stuck around and—more importantly for the owners—the money keeps pouring in
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
Still Judge, Jury and Executioner
Still Judge, Jury and Executioner
Friday's Ray Rice decision was a setback for Roger Goodell, but even through another defeat the commissioner shows no signs of backing off his role as the Conduct Commissioner
By Andrew Brandt
The Friday Interview
‘Confusion, Mistrust, Frustration, Anger’
‘Confusion, Mistrust, Frustration, Anger’
NFLPA boss DeMaurice Smith and president Eric Winston speak out strongly against what they see as commissioner Roger Goodell’s unilateral and arbitrary enforcement of new discipline. If “Everything is on the table,” the union asks, why won’t the NFL come to the table?
By Jenny Vrentas
Business of Football
The Best Buy in Football
The Best Buy in Football
At a third of the price of an elite quarterback, a good coach is the wisest expenditure in the salary cap era, and the best way to gain a long-term competitive edge. Plus, thoughts on Adrian Peterson and NFL gambling
By Andrew Brandt
Open Field
Peterson’s Punishment
Peterson’s Punishment
The NFL came down hard on star running back Adrian Peterson, suspending him effectively for the rest of the season without pay despite his having already missed nine games and had his legal case adjudicated. He and the union strenuously object, and plenty of legal wrangling remains
By Peter King
Business of Football
Courtroom Football: Ray Rice vs. the NFL
Courtroom Football: Ray Rice vs. the NFL
The biggest matchup in football this week might be taking place in a New York City law office. That's where an independent arbitrator will listen to Ray Rice appeal his indefinite suspension and the NFL argue the punishment is merited
By Andrew Brandt
Open Field
2014 Midseason Report: Peter King Crystal-Balls the Second Half and the Playoffs