L.A. Is Potential NFL Draft Site
Los Angeles is among the bidders to host the NFL draft in the future.
The league's contract with its most recent draft host, Radio City Music Hall in New York, has expired. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has said the league would consider other cities as possible hosts.
Goodell said at the owners' meeting Tuesday in Atlanta that Los Angeles was an option and a decision probably would be made in the fall.
Other Tuesday leftovers:
Goodell said he would meet soon with suspended cornerback Adam (Pacman) Jones to consider whether Jones will be allowed to join the Dallas Cowboys' offseason workouts. Jones has been suspended for more than a year under the league's personal conduct policy, and was traded last month from the Tennessee Titans to the Cowboys....
The owners did not take a vote on the proposal by the Kansas City Chiefs to restrict players' hair length during games. Goodell said the issue needs to be studied more, especially after safety issues have been raised regarding the integrity of the player's helmet if more hair is stuffed beneath it. The Chiefs' proposal would have to be ratified by at least 24 of the 32 teams. It would prohibit a player's hair from covering the name or number on his jersey during a game....
Goodell said he had no plans "at this point" to appoint an independent investigator to look into the videotaping scandal involving the New England Patriots. Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) last week called on Goodell to appoint an outside investigator. Goodell said he had not spoken to Specter since Specter made that public declaration last Wednesday....
The owners took no action Tuesday on a proposal by the NFL's competition committee to create a five- to seven-day window each year before the opening of the free agent market in which an agent for a player eligible for free agency could negotiate with all teams. The current rule prohibits such negotiations, except with the player's most recent club, but is widely ignored and the competition committee wants to create a more practical system....
Goodell said the league will create a policy regulating fan conduct in an attempt to curb offensive behavior in the stands. Goodell said he attended a game last season as a fan.
By Mark Maske |
May 21, 2008; 4:23 PM ET
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