Quote of the Day

"I don’t know where else I would turn."

-- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, on whether the league considers if Spygate is now closed (NFL Network, 5/13).

Tuesday May 13, 2008 Vol. 14 — No. 162 Print This Issue

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  • The Ruling On The Field...

    Goodell Discusses Content
    Of Walsh's Videotapes

    After meeting for three-and-a-half hours this morning with former Patriots video assistant Matt Walsh, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell by all intents and purposes declared Spygate dead. Goodell called Walsh “well prepared” and “responsive” and said that what the league learned was “consistent with what” the league disciplined the Patriots for last fall. He said there was no Rams Super Bowl walk-through tape and no other violations of league policy. He added he didn’t anticipate any further discipline of the Patriots. Before meeting with the media, the NFL let a continuous roll of footage from the tapes Walsh handed over to the league play for the throng of media and television viewers that continued to wait for the commissioner’s comments, which led to a rabid frenzy of speculation from the talking heads at ESPN. That move certainly comes across as a surprise after the expeditious way in which Goodell got rid of the tapes from September. Walsh is now on his way to Washington in order to meet with U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter to further explain his role in the situation. See Closing Bell for more on the story.

  • News At Deadline
    Annika Sorenstam today will announce she is retiring at the end of the LPGA season.

    Better Than The Sum Of Its Parts 
    Zell shuns ISFA's Wrigley proposal, reportedly plans to package Cubs, ballpark in private sale that could reach $1B.  

    World Travelers
    NBA, AEG continue with global expansion efforts in partnership to develop, operate up to 12 China arenas.

    Noise Complaint 
    Will David Stern's call for NBA teams to tone down "ridiculous" pre-game pyrotechnics, loud music, actually bring about change? 

    San Francisco Re-Treat
    MLB Giants confirm that Peter Magowan may be nearing end of his run in Bay Area.

    Building Blocks
    Nets add six sponsors for Barclays Center which, along with previous commitments, account for more than half of $950M arena's expenses.

    A Change Is Gonna Come
    ESPN in today's upfront touts Web site redesign, new on-air talent, digital offerings.

    Kobe's Stake
    Vitaminwater launching "full 360 degree" campaign around new endorser Bryant.

    Tastes Like Chicken
    McDonald's lands WNBA's first jersey placement as part of opening week sponsorship in support of new sandwich launch.

    Turnaround Jumper
    Deep run in Playoffs a boon for Shinn's pockets as Hornets will approach breaking even.

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