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Alumnus Michael Bidwill Profiled in New York Times




Catholic University law school alumnus Michael Bidwill, Class of 1990, was the subject of a lengthy profile in a Jan. 2 New York Times article, “Next Men Up? Cardinals: Arizona Cardinals and Their President, Michael Bidwill, Continue Ascent.”  
Bidwill, a member of the Columbus School of Law’s Board of Visitors, is president of Arizona Cardinals football team, which just concluded its most successful season in years.
The article discussed Bidwill’s approach to building the team, his close ties to the Phoenix area business community and team fans, and his rising stature within the ranks of NFL team owners.
According to the Times,
“Last month, Commissioner Roger Goodell appointed him to lead a committee of nine owners that will oversee the N.F.L.’s enhanced personal conduct policy, a prominent role given the scope of the domestic violence crisis that engulfed the league this season.
Goodell needs Bidwill to help him dig out of the legal and public relations quagmire that followed his mishandling of the scandals involving Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and even Jonathan Dwyer, a Cardinals running back who was charged with assaulting his wife and put on the team’s reserve list. Dwyer has not played since.
Bidwill has a unique skill set. Before joining the Cardinals’ front office in 1996, he was a prosecutor in the United States attorney’s office in Phoenix, where he worked in the violent crimes unit. Goodell hopes Bidwill will help keep the league’s policies up to date."