NFL Includes Gun Ownership Conduct in Players’ Social Responsibility Training

August 18, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The NFL has added gun ownership conduct and safety to its annual social responsibility training for players. 
Per espnW.com's Jane McManus, the NFL "pared down and changed" elements of the social responsibility training and added videos—including showing "a drunken driver swerving a car all over the road"—with players being "asked to discuss" afterward.  
The gun conduct portion came about following an offseason in which Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib suffered a gunshot wound to the leg in June and former New Orleans Saints defensive lineman Will Smith was murdered in April.
NFL vice president of social responsibility Anna Isaacson explained to McManus the movement to include gun conduct as part of the training program:
We've never presented the issue from a social responsibility perspective before. These were crucial societal issues that people just didn't know enough about, and we felt that it was our duty, and it was the...

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