Roger Goodell Discusses Personal Conduct Policy with Former Players

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell met with 11 retired players to discuss the league’s personal conduct policy on Tuesday.

According to The Washington Post, Goodell spent 3.5 hours discussing this policy in New York City with Troy Vincent, among others.

Interestingly enough, Vincent sent out a rather cryptic tweet earlier on Tuesday, which can now be read to have pointed to the meeting that took place.

Vincent, who played 15 years in the NFL, is the league’s executive vice president of football operations. He had much more to say about the meeting after this initial tweet.

The Washington Post report went on to indicate that Mike Singletary, among other ex-players, were in attendance for the meeting.

In addition to Singletary, the former Chicago Bears linebacker who is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the group of former players included Willie McGinest, Roman Oben, Eddie Mason, Matt Birk, Patrick Kerney, Robert Porcher, Charles Way, Scott Turner, Tony Paige and Marty Lyons.

As announced during his press conference on Friday, Goodell plans to meet with NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith later this week to discuss further changes to the league’s personal conduct policy.

If nothing else, this opens up dialogue between former players and the league office in New York City. That could help shape a strong policy moving forward, which would hopefully contain more consistency and transparency from Goodell and Co.