Goodell meets 11 former players about NFL conduct

Associated Press

September 24, 2014

NEW YORK NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and chief assistant Troy Vincent have met with 11 former NFL players to discuss ways to improve the league's personal conduct policy.

They met Tuesday with Hall of Famer Mike Singletary, plus Matt Birk, Eddie Mason, Patrick Kerney, Willie McGinest, Roman Oben, Marty Lyons, Charles Way, Tony Paige, Scott Turner and Robert Porcher. More meetings are planned between the league and former players.

Vincent is the NFL's vice president of football operations.

The NFL has faced heavy criticism of its personal conduct policy after incidents this year involving Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, Greg Hardy, Ray McDonald and Jonathan Dwyer. Goodell repeatedly has said he mishandled the punishment of Rice for punching his then-fiancee in a hotel elevator, and the league is re-examining how and when it should discipline players for violating the policy.