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.