Commissioner Goodell to Time magazine readers: “I’ll play any role I can to make sure we reach an agreement”

Commissioner Goodell answered reader inquiries in the popular “10 Questions” feature of the latest issue (Nov. 1) of Time magazine.

On his role in the current negotiations for a new CBA, the commissioner said, “I’ll play any role I can to make sure we reach an agreement so we continue to play football. I’ve said repeatedly, the sooner we do that, the better. There could be revenue loss starting right now. That hurts everyone. We’ll work night and day.”

On continuing to attract capacity crowds to NFL stadiums, he said, “We have to make sure we’re providing great value for what we’re offering fans. It’s a constant [effort] to try to improve on that value. There’s nothing like being in a stadium with 80,000 people cheering. We would love to see more people do that.”

Asked about when testing for HGH will begin, Commissioner Goodell said, “We hope very soon. We have frequently made changes to our drug program, and we think we have the best in sports. We want to continue to make sure that is true. We’ve put it square to our union that we think this should be implemented now.”

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