NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Ever since Roger Goodell
succeeded Paul Tagliabue as the NFL commissioner in 2006, one of his
main focuses has been on player safety.
From new rules to protect quarterbacks, kickers and punters to the
entire “Bountygate” scandal, Goodell has become notorious for doing
everything in his power to protect football players from serious injury.
Some believe that the commissioner has gone too far in his quest for
player safety, while others are of the opinion
that Goodell’s commitment to the prevalent issue is commendable.
Regardless, his devotion to changing the game in that regard cannot be
ESPN The Magazine’s Don Van Natta Jr. recently wrote a piece that
examined Goodell and his practices, and he revealed just how
obsessed Goodell has become with keeping his players safe.