Roger Goodell is an American businessman and has been the commissioner of the NFL since 2006. Many consider him the most powerful man in sports due to his authority over the league. Goodell attended Washington & Jefferson College and graduated in 1981 with a degree in economics. He began working for the NFL in 1982 as an intern under the then-Commissioner Pete Rozelle. He became the assistant to the president of the American Football Conference, Lamar Hunt, in 1987. Goodell then became the NFL’s COO in 2001 and helped lead many of the league’s business functions. Get all of the latest Roger Goodell news here!
Roger Goodell was selected as the commissioner on August 8th, 2006, and he assumed office that September. Goodell’s primary goal is to protect the integrity of the game and make it safer. He shut down the spring league NFL Europe after the 2007 season and started the NFL International Series that began in October of 2007 with regular games in London. That same year Goodell also introduced a new NFL Personal Conduct Policy which allows players to be reprimanded for off-field misconduct. He has also fined players for on-field misconduct, such as controversial hits, in order to keep the game safer.