When the ‘Navy is the Navy’
The NFL has been slow to change its image after the scandal involving the sexual misconduct allegations involving several NFL players in the past year.
The NFL’s players are not the only ones affected.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is facing the same public scrutiny.
Here’s what you need to know about the players involved in the scandal and what Goodell has said about the situation.
The league is a private enterprise.
NFL owners are allowed to hire and fire coaches and other team employees in their discretion.
But Goodell and his bosses are not allowed to make any decisions about the coaching staff of the league’s 16 teams.
Goodell has refused to answer questions about the hiring process during his two-week suspension and declined to answer about his decision to hire the former general manager of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Joe Banner.
Goodell was not available for comment Tuesday.
“I’m going to let my lawyers deal with that,” Goodell said Tuesday.
The union is also suing the league.
The players’ union filed a lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of some of the players and has hired former NFL players and coaches, including former NFL Hall of Famer Joe Montana, to defend the union.
The suit also names the league and the NFL Players Association as defendants.
The lawsuit seeks to halt the league from instituting or enforcing a “compulsory collective bargaining agreement” and “the league’s continuing violation of the rights of NFL players, including their right to a fair and impartial hearing and to a prompt resolution of any grievance.”
The lawsuit also seeks to prevent the NFL from instituted a new rule requiring coaches to have a team doctor to conduct medical exams for players on the field.
The team is not the “sole employer” of players.
NFL teams and the players’ unions are both “subsidiaries of the NFL,” according to the union’s complaint.
The complaint cites a 2006 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that said the players are “substituted for, in whole or in part, by the teams and their coaches.”
The contract between the league, the union and the owners is not binding on players.
The contracts between the two parties don’t require a player to be paid.
Players are not required to participate in team practices or practices conducted by other teams.
They are free to practice and play without paying a salary.
The “contract between the NFL and the union is not enforceable” by a judge.
The two sides are “not legally bound to settle the contract by arbitration,” according the lawsuit.
Goodell said the agreement is not an enforceable contract because it is not a binding contract and cannot be enforced by a court.
“The contract between us and the [players’] union, if enforced, would be the same as the NFL agreeing to a salary cap, which is not legally binding,” Goodell told the league media days before the suspension.
The deal also doesn’t prevent a player from making a grievance under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, according to Goodell.
The only way for the players to be compensated is by a pay cut.
Goodell ruled last year that the league would allow the players a pay raise of $10 million per year for three years.
The collective bargaining contract expires at the end of the 2016 season.
Goodell also said in July that the “NFL is willing to engage in a pay-for-performance plan to make up for lost revenue during the past two seasons.”
The league declined to say if that plan was on the table when the suspensions were announced.
The four-year deal includes a $100,000 signing bonus.
The suspension has hurt the league financially.
The fines imposed on the NFL’s owners have hurt the NFL financially.
“We’ve made a tremendous amount of money, but the NFL is very much in a precarious position,” NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent said in June.
“For the NFL to continue to compete in a marketplace that is highly competitive and that has an enormous amount of investment in the league is extremely tough.
We’ve been able to make some progress in that area.
But we’re not there yet.”
The NFL was able to recover more than $1.6 billion in fines and penalties from the league owners after the first three years of the contract, according the NFLPA.
Goodell’s suspension has affected the players.
Some players have questioned whether the suspensions are necessary.
Some have suggested the suspensions will help the league stay competitive in a rapidly changing business environment.
“There are a lot of reasons why the players would rather be with the Patriots and the Ravens than with the Raiders and the Chiefs,” linebacker NaVorro Bowman told reporters after the suspensions went into effect.
“This is a business that is changing, and this is a way that the NFL can keep up with it.”
The suspensions come on the heels of the firing of former Patriots owner Robert Kraft and the dismissal of coach Bill Belichick in the wake of the sexual harassment allegations against the New England Patriots.
The investigation into the players by the