Tod Leiweke out as NFL’s COO

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Before becoming the NFL’s Commissioner, Roger Goodell served as the league’s Chief Operating Officer. For most of the first decade of Goodell’s tenure as Commissioner, the COO job remained vacant.

It’s now vacant again. At least temporarily.

Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Journal reports that Tod Leiweke is out as the NFL’s COO. Leiweke will be replaced by Mary Ann Turcke of NFL Media, per Kaplan. Turcke joined the league in 2017.

Leiweke drew positive reviews for his early work with the league. It’s unclear where or how things went sideways, or whether Leiweke simply decided to move on.

Some think that more changes are coming to 345 Park Avenue in the aftermath of Goodell securing a long-term extension, which may have come with a mandate to address some of the issues that have created problems for Big Shield in recent years.

If more changes are coming, it will be interesting to see if the news breaks while most of the reporters covering the league are otherwise tracking free agency, which essentially gives the league an extended Friday afternoon bad-news dump.

9 responses to “Tod Leiweke out as NFL’s COO

  1. He probably accidentally opened the cabinet holding all the 2015 league psi data, flooding the office with Ark of the Covenant style vengeful ghosts.

  2. If Goodell goes on stage at the draft and ‘hugs’ the draftees I’m shutting it off. Draftees become the ‘enemy’ and NFLPA ‘property’ as soon as they walk off stage. Question: How many protesters did Goodell ‘hug’ when they were drafted? Answer: ALL OF THEM!

  3. I think that would be a great opening for five time Jim Tunney Incompetence in Officiating award winner, Jeffie Sue Triplette.

  4. The NFL’s front office has become bigger than ever.
    Some reports have indicated a more than 30 percent
    increase. Despite the increase the league has continued
    have a pot of problems, particularly PR problems that
    only seem to get worse after the NFL either reacts poorly
    or does not react at all.
    The first thing the league should do is limit Goodell. He should
    look at how Paul Tagliabue handled himself and act
    accordingly.

  5. weepingjebus says:
    March 13, 2018 at 11:44 am
    He probably accidentally opened the cabinet holding all the 2015 league psi data, flooding the office with Ark of the Covenant style vengeful ghosts.

    10 6 Rate This

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    lol

    His office is “being moved” next to Bill Leavy’s and Mike Kensil’s.

    Double LOL.

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