Originally written on Down and Distance  |  Last updated 11/15/14

WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 18: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (R) speaks during a hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee with NFL Players Association Executive Director Gene Upshaw (L) and Pro Football Hall of Fame player and Coach Mike Ditka (C) on Capitol Hill September 18, 2007 in Washington, DC. Former players and league officials appeared before the committee for a hearing on the 'NFL Retirement System,' focusing on the current compensation system for retirees with claims of advanced injuries that became symptomatic after retiring from the NFL. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Friday he hopes to address the dangers of drinking and driving this off-season (Credit: AP Photo) After news came out in December that Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent had a 0.189 blood alcohol level at the time of the accident that killed his teammate and friend, Jerry Brown, the NFL has decided to address the high number of drinking and driving arrests for NFL players. The drinking and driving problem in the NFL is an issue that Commissioner Roger Goodell will answer this off-season. In fact, Goodell has met with members of Mothers Against Drunk Driving this week to discuss a solution to the issue. The commissioner believes that a lack of education is what is leading to the problem of drinking and driving in the NFL. ”The reality is we have to do a better job of educating people in the NFL that this is a priority: ‘This is for your safety, for the safety of the people in your car, and for innocent people that are out there.’ There are services designed to help them make better decisions before they leave their homes,” Goodell said during his pre-Super Bowl state of the league news conference. ”We have to make sure that they understand those services, and most importantly, take advantage of them.” Hopefully, Goodell’s decision to education NFL players on the dangers of drinking and driving will help save someone’s life. The post Roger Goodell and NFL will address players’ drinking and driving appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE.
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