Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson  was suspended without pay for at least the remainder of the 2014 season by the NFL  for committing an “incident of abusive discipline” on his four-year-old son. Photograph: Tom Lynn/Reuters

Suspended Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson vowed never to use a switch again as a means of discipline and said he was startled to see t(...)

A typical collision in an NFL game. Retired footballers abuse opioid pain pills at a rate more than four times the general population. Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images.

Some former NFL players are alleging that before games they were given Toradol, an anti-inflammatory drug commonly used on racehorses, to numb the pai(...)

In a letter to Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, NFL Commission Roger Goodell said “you have shown no meaningful remorse for your conduct.”   Photograph: Jeff Curry/ USA Today

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been suspended without pay for at least the remainder of 2014 season, the National Football Leag(...)

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer (right) is charged with aggravated assault in connection with two alleged incidents of domestic violence. Photograph: Brad Penner/Reuters

The National Football League’s woes continue to mount after another professional American footballer was arrested on domestic violence charges, addin(...)

 Running back Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens addresses a news conference with his wife Janay (not pictured) at the Ravens training centre. Photograph: Rob Carr/Getty Images

Ray Rice appealed his indefinite suspension from the American National Football League (NFL) for domestic abuse as two sponsors expressed concerns ab(...)

Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson, a marquee National Football League running back who faces charges of child abuse for injuries he caused when disciplining his son, was reinstated by the franchise on Monday. Photograph:  Matthew Emmons/Reuters

Anheuser-Busch has made a shocking discovery. The NFL, the company’s money heifer over these many years, is a spectacularly violent league. That viole(...)

Pressure is on  NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to resign. Photograph: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

When Roger Goodell was growing up here, he had the best possible example of moral leadership. His father, a moderate New York Republican appointed by (...)

US football player Ray Rice: video showed him knocking fiancée unconscious with a blow to the head and dragging her out of a lift. Photograph: Gary Cameron/Reuters

The National Football League (NFL), the professional body governing American Football, has hired former FBI director Robert Mueller to investigate how(...)

Baltimore Ravens  terminated Ray Rice’s contract in the wake of video showing him hitting his fiancée Janay Palmer.  Photograph:   Rob Carr/Getty Images

A video showing the former NFL star Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée was received by the league five months ago, according to a law enforcement off(...)

The former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice had his contract terminated after a video surfaced that appears to show Rice striking his then-fiance inside an elevator at an Atlantic City hotel. Photograph: Gary Cameron/Reuters

Did NFL commissioner Roger Goodell see the video of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice cold-cocking his fiance in an Atlantic City elevator before(...)