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September 17th, 2014

Littlefield: To Curb Off-Field Violence, Make NFL Players Pay

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has announced the appointments of several influential women as part of the league’s reaction to its domestic violence scandal. Only A Game’s Bill Littlefield offers a more robust response.

Only A Blog
September 17th, 2014
By Martin Kessler

In Reversal, Vikings Will Keep Peterson Off The Field

After fans and sponsors expressed frustration about the possibility of Adrian Peterson returning to the field, the Minnesota Vikings’ owners reversed course Wednesday. The team has announced Peterson will not play until his child abuse case is resolved.

Only A Blog
September 16th, 2014

Ray Rice Fallout Continues As Rihanna, NOW Slam NFL

The NFL has hired new staff members to oversee the league’s domestic violence program. The National Organization for Women says that’s not enough. And in more fallout from the Ray Rice saga, pop star Rihanna and TV network CBS ended up in a feud.

Only A Blog
September 15th, 2014
By Martin Kessler

Despite Abuse Scandals, NFL TV Ratings Rise

A week of news about the ongoing Ray Rice saga had some observers wondering if the NFL brand would take a hit. But the TV ratings for one of the league’s showcase, prime-time slots were even higher than last year.

Commentary
September 10th, 2014

NFL Brass Channels SNL In Ray Rice Aftermath

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell claims he did not see the tape of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice striking his then-fiance in an elevator before he handed down a two-game suspension. Count Bill Littlefield among the skeptics.

In The News
September 8th, 2014

Rice Cut, Suspended Indefinitely After Release Of New Video

After a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiance in the face was released Monday, the Baltimore Ravens cut their star running back. The NFL then suspended him indefinitely. The news has raised questions about how long the league has known about the video.

Commentary
September 3rd, 2014

Domestic Violence: A Problem In The NFL — And Beyond

On Sunday morning, just days after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced the league’s new domestic violence policy, Ray McDonald of the San Francisco 49ers was arrested on domestic violence charges. Bill Littlefield finds himself considering the fallout within and beyond the NFL.

In The News
August 28th, 2014

Goodell Announces New NFL Domestic Violence Policy

After being widely criticized for his handling of Ravens running back Ray Rice’s suspension, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has announced new, stricter league policies regarding domestic violence.

Commentary
August 27th, 2014

Retirement Should Be ‘Brought Up’ After Welker’s Latest Concussion

How many concussions is too many? Bill Littlefield hopes that Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker is asking himself that question.

Only A Blog
August 21st, 2014

In The NFL, It’s Raining Flags

If you like football and yellow’s your favorite color, you’re in luck. NFL penalty flags are logging some serious frequent flier miles this preseason as officials work to enforce the league’s “points of emphasis” for the upcoming season.