Officiating Video – Week 14

The following is an officiating video to assist in your coverage of the NFL.

It can be accessed by clicking on the links below or visiting www.nflmedia.com.

Windows

http://media02.nfl.info/NFL/Media/2014/Video16/Officiating_Media_Video_12-12-14.wmv

Mac/Mobile

http://media02.nfl.info/NFL/Media/2014/Video16/Officiating_Media_Video_12-12-14.mp4

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Preview of Week 15 Editions of NFL Network’s ‘NFL GameDay First’ & ‘NFL GameDay Morning’

Live Reports from Cleveland on Johnny Manziel’s First Start 

Pittsburgh Steelers Legends Weigh in on what to Make of the 2014 Team

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Week 15 Tweets of the Week

The following release includes the “Tweets of the Week” from the @NFLFootballInfo, @NFLHistory and @RLiuNFL Twitter feeds.

For the complete release, click here

NFL Network’s ‘NFL Total Access Kickoff’ & ‘NFL Thursday Night Kickoff’ Notes & Quotes – Arizona Cardinals vs. St. Louis Rams

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Virginia Youth Football Coach Felicia Correa-Garcia & Her Team – “Together We Make Football” Contest Finalists – Featured Tomorrow On NBC’s Today

Fans May Vote For Their Favorite Individual and Group Story on TogetherWeMakeFootball.com through January 4, 2015

Philadelphia Eagles Host Dallas Cowboys on NBC’s Sunday Night Football

Tomorrow’s “Together We Make Football” segment, narrated by NBC Sports Group’s Josh Elliott, features the story of Charlottesville (Va.) youth football coach Felicia Correa-Garcia and her team. Correa-Garcia and her team are one of six finalists in a contest to win a trip to Super Bowl XLIX. The segment will air between 8 and 9 a.m. ET on TODAY.

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Senators Praise NFL Conduct Policy

Following NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s announcement of the revised and strengthened Personal Conduct Policy endorsed by all 32 teams yesterday in Dallas, people across the country reacted.  This wide-ranging group included media, domestic violence and sexual assault policy experts, fans and members of Congress.

United States Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) wrote as part of his statement, “I acknowledge the League’s efforts are a good first step toward addressing these issues. I look forward to reviewing the details of this new personal conduct policy in its entirety. If domestic violence and abuse are to be addressed appropriately in professional sports, players unions, like the NFL Players Association, must also rise to the occasion. Stopping domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse is more important than donning a team’s uniform on any given Sunday.”

U.S. Senator John Thune (R-South Dakota), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, said, “I am pleased that the NFL team owners have chosen to revise and update the league’s policies on personal conduct. This is an important first step in addressing the problem of assault and domestic violence in professional sports. I look forward to reviewing these modifications, and urge the NFL Players Association to work with the league to ensure such acts of violence are addressed swiftly and perpetrators are disciplined appropriately.”

To view the full statements, click here

NFL GAMES 4 MOST-WATCHED SHOWS OF THE WEEK

NFL Games Top Viewership for 14th Consecutive Week 

NFL Games 37 of 40 Most-Watched Shows This Fall

Games Top Local Ratings in 29 NFL Markets

NFL telecasts were the top 4 and 5 of the top 6 most-watched shows on television last week with the FOX national telecast (mostly Eagles-Seahawks) topping the charts with 25.9 million average viewers. The Patriots-Chargers matchup on NBC’s Sunday Night Football held the second spot for the week, averaging 21.2 million viewers, followed by the CBS single window (mostly Steelers-Bengals) which drew an average of 17.6 million viewers. The FOX regional telecast (mostly Colts-Browns) averaged 13.7 million viewers to round out the top four.

This marks the 14th time in 14 weeks that an NFL game has topped the weekly viewership charts, and the 13th time in 14 weeks that at least two NFL games have topped the weekly viewership charts.

NFL game windows account for the top 16 and 37 of the top 40 most-watched programs on television since the NFL season kicked off on Sept. 4.

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell & EVP Jeff Pash League Meeting Press Conference – December 10, 2014

NFL COMMISSIONER ROGER GOODELL & EVP JEFF PASH

PRESS CONFERENCE ON PERSONAL CONDUCT POLICY

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Goodell: We just completed the meeting. I know you’ve had a chance to get a briefing on the personal conduct policy. We did have a pretty full agenda. We spent most of the morning on the personal conduct policy and some of our other initiatives – social responsibility – and then spent the afternoon on a variety of matters.

On the timetable for hiring the disciplinary officer:

As soon as possible. We want to be thorough. We want to make sure we get the right individual. We will embark on that immediately and hopefully be able to do that as soon as possible.

In the new policy you maintain final say over discipline –

On an appeal.

On why he was opposed to a neutral third party arbitrator:

Several factors. One is there is no system that we found that was better than the system that we announced today. We felt that what we have created now is a process where there are multiple inputs. We are going to allow a new individual to make the initial disciplinary decision. If there is an appeal, I can hear it, I could assign a designated hearing officer or I could appoint a panel. What we were looking to do was bring more voices to the table, more perspective so that it was a fair, transparent, open process, and that we would have consistency. Mr. Kraft mentioned it well this morning. We want to make sure that we do what’s in the best interest of the NFL long-term and we are able to have a system that reflects the values, the standards of what we’re all about and that’s why we’ve put a lot of focus over the last four months asking ‘what’s best for the NFL?’ We’re creating those standards, making sure that we have resources, programs in place, to make sure we can do what’s necessary to help people make better decisions. When they do violate the policy then we’re going to take action and we’re going to keep in mind the victims and the survivors as part of that. A big part of our program is making sure we have services and resources available to them.

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Information on the New Personal Conduct Policy

Below is additional information on the new Personal Conduct Policy:

- Click here for the new Personal Conduct Policy

- Click here for key elements to the new Personal Conduct Policy

- Click here for the Conduct Committee

- Click here for list of organizations and experts the NFL consulted

- Click here for a fact sheet on what the NFL is doing

- Click here for information on the new Personal Conduct Policy

- Click here for Mission and Values

 

NFL Teams Unanimously Endorse Comprehensive New Conduct Policy; Ownership Committee Named, New Disciplinary Officer To Be Hired

NFL teams unanimously endorsed a revised and strengthened Personal Conduct Policy for all NFL employees that was presented today at a league meeting in Dallas.

The policy was developed after an extensive series of meetings and discussions over the past four months with a wide range of experts and others inside and outside of the NFL, including current and former players, the NFL Players Association, domestic violence/sexual assault experts and advocates, law enforcement officials, academic experts, and business leaders (see attached list).

The NFL has had a formal policy and program addressing off-field conduct since 1997 that was enhanced in 2007. The new policy significantly builds on the foundation of the previous programs.

“With considerable assistance from the many people and organizations we consulted, NFL ownership has endorsed an enhanced policy that is significantly more robust, thorough, and formal,” Commissioner ROGER GOODELL said. “We now have a layered evaluation process to take into account a diversity of expert views. This will better enable us to make appropriate decisions and ensure accountability for everyone involved in the process.”

For the complete release, click here

Click here for information on the New Personal Conduct Policy.