Goodell and Durbin Discuss Bounty Program and Player Safety Issues

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell met today with Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin to discuss the Saints bounty program and steps to further protect player safety and football’s integrity.  The Senator’s office distributed the below press release. 

DURBIN ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL NFL REFORMS RELATED TO BOUNTIES AND PLAYER SAFETY 

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced that he would withhold a hearing into bounty programs in the NFL and other sports leagues after meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and discussing steps the League will take, at Durbin’s request, to protect player safety and football’s integrity.

“The NFL has taken the issueof bounties in professional football seriously and has been open and willing to take additional steps to protect player safety and football’s integrity,” Durbin said. “Because of that willingness to address the issue, and due to the reforms the league is announcing after meeting with me today, I will withhold congressional hearings on this matter and continue to work with the League and its players to ensure the League’s rules are sufficient and that nothing like these bounty programs ever happens again.”

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