Found March 05, 2013 on Helmet2Helmet:
As part of his longstanding concern, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is constantly striving for ways to make the game safer for its participants. But that doesn't mean his conscience is completely free and clear. In a writeup for ESPN The Magazine, Don Van Natta Jr. spoke with several sources around Goodell, one of whom claims the commish is particularly scared of a NFL player dying on the field. "He's terrified of it," says a Hall of Fame player who speaks regularly with Goodell. "It wouldn't just be a tragedy. It would be awfully bad for business." Van Natta Jr. cites the one-time occurrence in 1971, when Lions receiver Chuck Hughes died of a heart attack during a game. As such, Goodell "told friends privately that he believes if the game's hard-knocks culture doesn't change, it could happen again." Though he's faced intense scrutiny in his tenure, Goodell has the support of his bosses -- NFL team owners -- who be...
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  • Not to worried about out of game deaths. DUI's, shootings

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