League Threatening to Penalize Teams Under Conduct Policy
When NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell toughened the league's personal conduct policy last year, the revised policy included a provision that allows him to penalize any team with a significant number of offending players or other employees.
Goodell recently told the Dallas Morning News that he intends to begin utilizing that provision by forcing a team with a player suspended without pay under the conduct policy to turn over a portion of that withheld pay to the league.
"If you have an individual player that has discipline from the personal conduct policy, a portion of that salary is going to be withheld as a fine," Goodell told the newspaper. "And that's going to escalate" if the same player has further offenses.
Goodell also left open the possibility of using the forfeiture of draft picks as a sanction.
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