Commissioner Roger Goodell dug in his heels regarding his ability to have full control over all discipline imposed, or not imposed, under the personal conduct policy.
He’ll reportedly get what he wants.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Goodell will keep that power under the new CBA.
It’s not yet known why the NFLPA caved on the reasonable and fair position that some outside entity should have the ability to review Goodell’s decisions. The fact that the policy actually impacts only a handful of players every year probably influenced the outcome. If the NFLPA could trade a concession from the league that helps all players for a provision that impacts not many at all, maybe that was a good deal.
That said, I think I’ve finally figured out why Goodell wants to maintain exclusive control over the policy. And I’ll share it during the opening segment of today’s PFT Live.
There’s a name for that device in the broadcasting industry. I’ll tell you what that name is in segment three of today’s PFT Live.