Goodell to Meet With Player Advisory Council Tuesday In Addition to Conducting Hearings
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is scheduled to conduct hearings Tuesday in New York with Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam (Pacman) Jones and Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry. Both are in jeopardy of being suspended by Goodell under the league's new player conduct policy.
Goodell also is to meet Tuesday with the player advisory council that's being formed in conjunction with the implementation of the conduct policy. Gene Upshaw, the executive director of the NFL Players Association, said today he was in New York to participate in the meeting. But the players, he said, will not take part in the Jones and Henry hearings.
Upshaw reiterated that the union supports the tougher conduct policy.
"Fines are not working, so we have to find other ways to change behavior," he said.
Upshaw and Goodell have said the new player conduct policy will contain a provision for Goodell to suspend a player with repeat criminal offenses for up to a year, and another for him to sanction a team with a significant number of offending players with a fine or the loss of draft picks.
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