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Reported games for the week of
Friday, September 26 2014
  • Barbe

    21

    Carencro

    35

    AT
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  • Catholic - N.I.

    48

    White, E.D.

    14

    AT
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  • Catholic - P.C.

    42

    Delcambre

    21

    AT
    09/26 - Final
  • Cecilia

    25

    Teurlings Catholic

    55

    AT
    09/26 - Final
  • Crowley

    38

    Beau Chene

    6

    AT
    09/26 - Final
  • Eunice

    48

    Opelousas

    0

    AT
    09/26 - Final
  • Evangel Christian

    19

    St. Thomas More

    56

    AT
    09/26 - Final
  • Franklin

    20

    Erath

    21

    AT
    09/26 - Final
  • Hanson Memorial

    18

    Ascension Episcopal

    35

    AT
    09/26 - Final
  • Iowa

    14

    Kaplan

    28

    AT
    09/26 - Final
  • KIPP Renaissance

    56

    Berwick

    32

    AT
    09/26 - Final
  • Lafayette

    12

    Acadiana

    15

    AT
    09/26 - Final
  • Livonia

    56

    Morgan City

    27

    AT
    09/26 - Final
  • Loreauville

    26

    Church Point

    43

    AT
    09/26 - Final
  • Mamou

    14

    Sacred Heart

    28

    AT
    09/26 - Final
  • Merryville

    6

    Basile

    29

    AT
    09/26 - Final
  • New Iberia

    28

    Sulphur

    34

    AT
    09/26 - Final
  • North Vermilion

    32

    St. John

    8

    AT
    09/26 - Final
  • Northside

    32

    St. Martinville

    7

    AT
    09/26 - Final
  • Patterson

    20

    Vandebilt Catholic

    41

    AT
    09/26 - Final
  • Plaquemine

    49

    Jennings

    47

    AT
    09/26 - Final
  • Port Barre

    0

    Abbeville

    0

    AT
    09/26 - 3rd
  • Rayne

    28

    Washington-Marion

    21

    AT
    09/26 - Final
  • Sam Houston

    45

    Comeaux

    7

    AT
    09/26 - Final
  • St. Louis

    3

    Notre Dame

    34

    AT
    09/26 - Final
  • Vermilion Catholic

    48

    Lafayette Christian

    7

    AT
    09/26 - Final
  • Westgate

    7

    Breaux Bridge

    26

    AT
    09/26 - Final

Roger Goodell steps aside from Saints bounty appeals

Friday, October 19, 2012 - 2:30pm

 Commissioner Roger Goodell today notified the NFL Players Association and the four players who have appealed their suspensions in the Saints bounty matter that he has appointed former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue as the hearing officer to decide the appeals and bring the matter to a prompt and fair conclusion.

Under the Collective Bargaining Agreement with the NFLPA, Commissioner Goodell has the exclusive authority to hear appeals of discipline for conduct detrimental or appoint a designee to hear and decide an appeal. Commissioner Goodell consulted with NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith in several conversations before deciding to appoint another hearing officer for this case.

"I have held two hearings to date," Commissioner Goodell said, "and have modified the discipline in several respects based on my recent meetings with the players. To bring this matter to a prompt and fair conclusion, I have appointed former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue to serve as the hearing officer for the upcoming appeals. Paul Tagliabue is a genuine football authority whose tenure as commissioner was marked by his thorough and judicious approach to all matters. He has many years of experience in NFL collective bargaining matters and an impeccable reputation for integrity.

"To be clear, I have not consulted with Paul Tagliabue at any point about the Saints matter nor has he been any part of the process. Furthermore, under our process the hearing officer has full authority and complete independence to decide the appeal and determine any procedural issues regarding the hearings. I will have no role in the upcoming hearings or in Mr. Tagliabue's decisions."

Tagliabue, the NFL's commissioner from 1989-2006, will conduct hearings for the four players (Scott Fujita, Anthony Hargrove, Will Smith, and Jonathan Vilma) on October 30 at a time and location to be determined by him. He will issue a decision as soon as possible after the hearings.

In a letter to DeMaurice Smith, Commissioner Goodell said, "Commissioner Tagliabue's deep experience in professional football and his reputation for integrity and sound judgment, as well as his understanding of the CBA, the parties' past practices, issues surrounding player safety rules and the integrity of the game, make him singularly qualified to hear and decide the appeals in an efficient and fair manner for all concerned."

Tagliabue, an attorney, is chairman of the Georgetown University Board of Directors. Tagliabue was founding chairman of the Graduate Institute of International Commerce of the State University of New York. He has served on the boards of the United Way of America, the National Urban League, and on the boards of other non-profit organizations. Earlier this year, Tagliabue was honored by the Jackie Robinson Foundation with its Humanitarian Award.

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