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 disputed.
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.