NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and players’ union chief DeMaurice Smith will meet Tuesday to discuss the league’s personal conduct policy.
Goodell and NFL officials will be joined by Smith, the NFL Players Association’s executive director, and Eric Winston, the union president.
At last week’s owners meetings, Goodell said a major topic was potential changes to NFL policies to make them more effective, and how to make decisions in a more timely manner.
Winston told The Associated Press last week that the league needs to “bring in the players in the process and collectively bargain a comprehensive and transparent personal conduct policy.”
One potential hang-up: Goodell’s role in the disciplinary process. The union favors a neutral arbiter in all such decisions, but the commissioner has been reluctant to cede power in those matters.
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