• NFLPA still trying to challenge Goodell’s discipline power

    Summary of 14 articles · Updated Feb 2, 2013
    Being in New Orleans has made the NFLPA a little salty about the power NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wields over player discipline, and union officials say they want to try to challenge Goodell’s authority. The league considers Goodell’s power to discipline players a closed case, but it’s obvious the union doesn’t believe that. “The reason we’re not returning any of the draft choices or reversing any of the discipline is because it occurred,” Goodell said. During his state of the league press conference Friday, Commissioner Roger Goodell made multiple references to the fact the NFLPA did not mention to him their request for a Chief Safety Officer to be appointed by the league, something executive director DeMaurice Smith mentioned Thursday during his press conference. I've always hated that expression - as do, I imagine, many of the most strong-willed people inside and outside the Saints' organization who still feel like they were never treated fairly by Goodell and the league. "I think it was about four years ago at this very press conference, I said, ‘We have to take these hits out of the game that we think have a higher risk of causing injuries.’ The focus was on defensive players, and I stand by our record because I think we have made those changes and made the game safer.
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      Source: ESPN.com
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