Is Roger Goodell’s Personal Conduct Policy Working?

July 2, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The arrest of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez on first-degree murder and weapons charges has ignited the conversation about personal conduct in the NFL. There is no consensus on the severity of the NFL’s problem, but nearly everyone can agree one exists.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell proposed his solution to the problem in 2007, about six months after taking the job. Goodell’s solution was to strengthen the personal conduct policy and to give himself nearly unlimited power to fine and suspend players for their off-the-field conduct. There are other solutions, but none are as broad and enforceable as Goodell’s.
Over six years have passed since the personal conduct policy was announced, but not a lot has changed. Players are still drinking and driving, assaulting people and—in some cases—something more serious. It’s worth wondering if the omnipotent Goodell’s policy is even working.
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