Roger Goodell
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United States
2018

NFL

Roger
Goodell

Commissioner

Goodell signed a five-year extension with the NFL worth a reported $200 million in December, and he’s been earning his keep by guiding the league through a series of controversies, including ongoing concerns about traumatic brain injuries. Facing complaints about declining TV 
ratings, he has enjoyed a resurgence in the 2018–19 season. More significantly, he tried to tame the PR firestorm surrounding players kneeling during the national anthem, announcing in May that those choosing not to stand would be required to wait in the locker room, while touting the NFL’s commitment to working with them to advance social justice. Team owners approved the rule, but the NFLPA objected, so the season went forward with no kneeling policy.

Career

  • NFL
  • New York Jets
  • American Football Conference

Education

  • Washington & Jefferson College (PA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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Commissioner Roger Goodell Falsely Reported Dead After NFL Twitter Hack

Commissioner Roger Goodell Falsely Reported Dead After NFL Twitter Hack

The official NFL Twitter account was hacked Tuesday morning, and tweeted false information that commissioner Roger Goodell had died -- he is, in fact, alive and well."We regret to inform our fans that our commissioner, Roger Goodell, has passed away. He was 57. #RIP," the tweet said, which the NFL has since deleted.Moments later, Brian McCarthy, the league's vice president of communications, confirmed via his Twitter account that the "NFL Twitter account was hacked" and Goodell is "alive and well."Two...

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