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MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 07: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell watches teams warm up prior to the start of Super Bowl XLIV between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Roger Goodell believes the NFL grappling with concussions and football-related brain injuries will, in the end, make not just football a safer sport but will extend to all other sports - as well as the U.S. military. In a fan forum with Denver Broncos' season-ticket holders before the Broncos' playoff game today against the Baltimore Ravens, Goodell spun one of the darkest periods in NFL history - a time when the league grapples with a spate of ex-players committing suicide and many of those players having suffered from brain disease - into a positive for the future. "We are launching a series of initiatives to make the game safer, and frankly, it will make not just football safer but it will make all sports safer," Goodell said. "What I believe in so much is our leadership role. We've brought attention to the issue of concussions ... We've had an impact on the military. Traumatic brain injury is a big issue for our veterans and our military personnel. The information we have and ...
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