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Tweet Follow me The bottom line is that Bill Clinton’s had this unchecked investment organization that has paid the Clinton’s over $1,000 in payments. That same company invests Worldwide. Because the Clinton’s are being paid, it does seem like influnce-peddling. Indeed, it’s hard to argue against such a claim. But the bottom line is that poltiicians are still paying for access. This must end — please. YUCAIPA COMPANIES: “POSTER CHILD FOR THE ILLS OF POLITICAL DONATIONS AND BUSINESS”...

Tweet Follow me Q&A with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Charlotte, NC – June 5, 2007 Re: What it means to present the award to Carolina Panthers Owner/Founder Jerry Richardson? A great deal. Jerry Richardson is not only an important person to the NFL, but he’s also an incredibly important person to this region. What he’s done for this region and to be able to honor him was a great honor for me. Re: His relationship with Richardson. It goes back now almost 20 years to when he began his effort to get...

Tweet Follow me This is from NFLMedia.com 2007 NFL UNRESTRICTED & RESTRICTED FREE-AGENT SIGNINGSAS OF 6/14/07 (Based on official notification to NFL office) 1) 126 UNRESTRICTED free agents have signed with a NEW team: TEAM PLAYER FORMER TEAM DATE REPORTED ARIZONA DE Rodney Bailey Pittsburgh 4/13 CB Ralph Brown Cleveland 4/13 T Mike Gandy Buffalo 4/3 S Terrence Holt Detroit 3/8 CB Roderick Hood Philadelphia 3/13 C Al Johnson Dallas 3/6 NT Ross Kolodziej Minnesota 4/11 WR Sean Morey Pittsburgh 3/15 DE Joe...

Tweet Follow me This is a huge addition — excuse the pun — for the 49ers. Depending on how they scheme, the Niners may be building the best defense in the NFC West. They’ve certainly got the right mix of youth and experience. 49ers sign Rayburn, bolster lineKevin Lynch, Chronicle Staff WriterWednesday, June 6, 2007 The 49ers bolstered their defensive line by agreeing to terms on a one-year deal with former Philadelphia Eagles tackle Sam Rayburn. The contract includes a small signing bonus...

Tweet Follow me Mark Cuban , a key player in the proposed United Football League, responded to my blog post which states in detail why the UFL will fail. He writes “then again, there are people who read press reports and think they are an expert on someone else’s businessplans… i like our preparation better. m” What’s interesting is this comment falls right into my take that much of the push behind football league proposals like the UFL is ego. Think about it. Cuban referes to...

Tweet Follow me Well, all I can say is “here we go again.” A group of rich guys with egos — no women involved here — think that because they have enough money to start a football league, it will automatically work. In the newest example, we have the to-be-called United Football League , or UFL. This is an idea started by San Francisco Bay Area investment banking maverick Bill Hambrick, who’s firm WR Hambrick and Company I remember as Hambrick and Quist, and who employed a friend...

Tweet Follow me This is not getting press, but it’s more important than the Commissioner’s stance on conduct. It’s a signal that the NFL will finally take care of people like Baltimore Colts’ Tight End John Mackey, who suffers from Alzheimer’s, and other stars who didn’t see the millions of dollars the athletes of today get. This is a good story. FOR USE AS DESIRED FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, CONTACT: 5/22/07 GREG AIELLO, NFL (212) 450-2000 CARL...

Tweet Follow me In my opinion, this is the most exciting compeitition for the Super Bowl I’ve ever seen. I can’t say I have a favorite in this race. However, I must admit from a technical standpoint that the D-FW Metroplex has more top quality hotels than in Indianapolis, but these competitions always come down to the most popular owner. May 17, 2007 MEDIA ADVISORY: AGENDA FOR NFL SPRING MEETING The annual NFL Spring Meeting will be held at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee on...

Tweet Follow me This is part of the NFL’s effort to better endoctrinate rookies into the League. NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE 280 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017 (212) 450-2000 * FAX (212) 681-7573 WWW.NFLMedia.com Joe Browne, Executive Vice President-Communications Greg Aiello, Vice President-Public Relations AFC NEWS ‘N’ NOTES FOR USE AS DESIRED FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, AFC-N-2 5/16/07 CONTACT: STEVE ALIC (212/450-2066) ROOKIES CALLED UPON TO MOVE THE “WIN” NEEDLE Fresh out of college...

Tweet Follow me Demand for NFL Game at Wembley HighBy DAVE SKRETTAAP Sports Writer NEW YORK — The grousing by some NFL fans over the first regular-season game to be played overseas might not be limited to this side of the Atlantic. More than half a million ticket requests poured in soon after commissioner Roger Goodell announced the New York Giants would play the Miami Dolphins at the new Wembley Stadium in London. That outpouring of interest for the Oct. 28 contest means many die-hard fans — not to mention...

Tweet Follow me Neil Best SPORTS WATCH Goodell to NFL coaches: All access It’s all but official now: Bill Parcells will not come out of retirement – ever. Not if he reads a pointedly written memo in which the NFL updated media guidelines, tightening injury report rules, mandating regular access to assistants, liberalizing offseason access and much more. Yikes! Call it Revenge of the Nerds MMVII. The rules will most affect members of the paranoid Parcells/Bill Belichick coaching tree, two of whom...

Tweet Follow me Help wanted: Football background not required Tom Rock Football, apparently, is not a prerequisite for those trying to make the Jets this spring. Of the 30 players invited on a tryout basis to the three-day rookie minicamp, three of them did not play football in college and two of them have not played in nearly a decade. NCAA heavyweight wrestling champions Tommy Rowlands from Ohio State and Cole Konrad from Minnesota, along with basketball player Jesse Pellot-Rosa from Virginia Commonwealth,...

Tweet Follow me This was just in from a phone call from Bill Chachkes and confirmed at ESPN: Ricky Williams tested positive for pot, and his doctors are recommending that his re-entry into the NFL be delayed. I feel sorry for Ricky, as he apparently sees nothing wrong with taking a toke or two, but can’t understand that the NFL does. If he wants to play in the NFL, he’s going to have to stop taking his weed. It’s that simple. But then would he be able to hang with hot women? Well, I forgot,...

Tweet Follow me All a Part of Its Vision On Thursday night, word will come from a production booth in one of those studios, a signal will be shot to the sky and Bornstein’s NFL Network will broadcast the first of eight Thursday-Saturday league games. It’s a bold new venture for the league and the network, though not one that is without its tribulations. The NFL Network is not on three of the country’s largest cable companies as they resist what they see as the league’s heavy-handedness. “If...

Tweet Follow me The Don Imus matter has opened a sore in American society and demonstrated to me that racism still exists and more to the point White Racism. In fact, this form of mental illness is so persistent that those who either practice is or support those who do have worked to steer the focus away from the identification of and reduction of White Racism and on to ….Black rappers. Wow. What’s all the more upsetting is that Jason Whitlock and Carol Swain — both Black writers — have...

Tweet Follow me Bledsoe retires, ends 14-year careerBy Michael SmithESPN.com Rather than spend a 15th season standing on a sideline as a backup, quarterback Drew Bledsoe has decided to walk away from pro football. Bledsoe, 35, retires fifth in NFL history in pass attempts (6,717) and completions (3,839), seventh in passing yards (44,611), and 13th in touchdown passes (251). The No. 1 overall selection in 1993 by the New England Patriots out of Washington State, Bledsoe spent his first nine seasons with the Patriots,...

Tweet Follow me The Oakland Tribune’s Jerry McDonald reports that Randy Moss did not arrive for the team’s minicamp, to which I say “so what?” It doesn’t mean he’s being traded, as much as some in the media may want that to happen. ...

Tweet Follow me New Orleans v. Indianapolis to open the NFL Season NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE 280 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017 (212) 450-2000 * FAX (212) 681-7573 WWW.NFLMedia.com Joe Browne, Executive Vice President-Communications Greg Aiello, Vice President-Public Relations FOR USE AS DESIRED 4/11/07 — Complete 2007 Schedule Available to Fans on NFL.com — 2007 NFL SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED The NFL announced today its 17-week, 256-game regular-season schedule for 2007, which kicks off on Thursday night,...

Tweet Follow me NFL Replay Telecast Schedule For Airing of 2006 NFL Games Week 1: Sunday, March 11 1:00 PM ET: Dallas at Jacksonville 2:30 PM ET: New Orleans at Cleveland 4:00 PM ET: Buffalo at New England 5:30 PM ET: Indianapolis at New York Giants Week 2: Sunday, March 18 1:00 PM ET: Giants at Philadelphia 2:30 PM ET: New England at New York Jets 4:00 PM ET: New Orleans at Green Bay 5:30 PM ET: Carolina at Minnesota Week 3: Sunday, March 25 1:00 PM ET: Cincinnati at Pittsburgh 2:30 PM ET: Carolina...

Tweet Follow me This is the companion press release on the discipline matter in the NFL. NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE 280 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017 (212) 450-2000 * FAX (212) 681-7573 WWW.NFLMedia.com Joe Browne, Executive Vice President-Communications Greg Aiello, Vice President-Public Relations FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 10, 2007 NFL STRENGTHENS PERSONAL CONDUCT POLICY AND PROGRAM The NFL announced today changes to its long-standing personal conduct policy and programs for players, coaches, and other team...