Found November 15, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Roger Goodell
In the span of just a few hours on Sunday in Week 10, three NFL quarterbacks were forced from their respective games. The reason the same for all three — concussions. The narrative isn’t going away for the NFL, as they continue to try and make their game safer, while also maintaining the same level of physicality that the league’s fans so desperately crave. But every so often, whether it’s a weekend of injuries or another ex-player who loses his life way too soon because of head injuries suffered during playing days, we’re reminded of how physically violent this game can be. The consequences are real, and the NFL has been left with no choice but to try and improve the safety of its game. The NFL realizes that the players  drive ratings and they bring in money. The league also doesn’t want ex-players suing the league every chance they get. Because of that, commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL continue to work to find ways to make the game safer. They’ve made some pretty significant...

NFL commissioner says sport will evolve, get safer

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says football will evolve and get safer. Speaking to a packed auditorium at the Harvard School of Public Health, Goodell said the league will do what it needs to do to protect the safety of its 1,800 players. Goodell discussed some of the rules that have been created to limit concussions. He says they are working, and there will be more changes as...

Column: Goodell an honest broker on concussions?

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is scheduled to deliver the Dean's distinguished lecture Thursday at the Harvard School of Public Health. The title is ''Leadership on the Road to a Safer Game.'' After the weekend his league just experienced - seven concussions at a minimum, including two quarterbacks who...

Roger Goodell’s Commitment to Player Safety Sounds Good, But Talk Only Goes so Far

The irreparable bodily and cognitive damage NFL players face every time they step out onto a football field has always been seen as ‘what they signed up for.’ But did they know they might actually be signing up for a death sentence? The game of football has evolved over the decades since its inception in the early part of the 20th Century, and it just continues to grow. The speed...

NFL attendance numbers will keep dropping, but there's nothing wrong with that

It's impossible -- at least at this point -- for one to experience the unique feeling of being at a live NFL game know...being at a live NFL game. But it's becoming obvious that fewer people every year are willing to sacrifice their couches for stadium seats.  “One of our biggest challenges in the league is the experience at home,” commissioner Roger...

Examining the diverging opinions on concussions from Roger Goodell and Brian Urlacher

On the same day that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell spoke at the Harvard School of Public Health about his continuing crusade "to change the culture of football to better protect players," one of the faces of the game was -- deliberately or not -- minimizing the importance of head trauma prevention by again insisting that he'd try to conceal the effects of a possible...

Roger Goodell Live Blog: NFL Commissioner to Address Students at Harvard School of Public Health on Making Football Safer

8 a.m. ET: The NFL has experience some serious issues in regards to player safety throughout the history of the league. But only in the past few years have they really become a hot-button issue. Roger Goodell and the NFL Players Association have worked together, making strides to make the game a much safer one. But how much safer is it really? After a weekend which saw at least seven...
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