Roger Goodell

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Roger Goodell
  • Birth Place: Jamestown, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/19/1959, Aquarius
  • Profession: NFL commissioner
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Roger Goodell Fast Facts:
  • Father, Charles, was appointed to replace assassinated U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in 1968.
  • Captained the football, basketball and baseball teams in high school, but an injury kept him from playing football at Washington & Jefferson College.
  • Worked as a bartender in Washington, PA, during college.
  • Began his career with a yearlong internship in the NFL's public relations department, followed by a stint with the New York Jets' promotions department.
  • Named the NFL's ninth commissioner after the owners' fifth balloting session; Goodell prevailed 23-8 over the league's outside counsel, Gregg Levy.
  • Established a hard line on player behavior with a new personal-conduct policy that was enforced through the 2007 suspensions of Chris Henry, Adam Jones, Terry Johnson and Michael Vick.
  • Roger Goodell Relationships:
  • Charles Goodell - Grandfather
  • Jeffrey H. Goodell - Brother
  • William Rice Goodell - Brother
  • Sarah Wheeler - Aunt
  • Jane Skinner - Wife
  • Jean Rice Goodell - Mother
  • Patricia Goldman - Stepmother
  • Michael C.E. Goodell - Brother
  • Timothy Bartlett Goodell - Brother
  • Nancy Hunt - Aunt
  • Theodore Rice - Uncle
  • Robert Rice - Uncle
  • Charles Goodell - Father
  • Barbara House - Aunt
  • College:
  • Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA (BS in Economics, 1981)

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