Time to Drop the NFL Conduct Policy!


On April 10, 2007, the National Football League instituted a new conduct policy to help control off-field behavior by its players and also preserve the league’s public image. It was the brain child of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who wanted a tougher, new personal-conduct policy applying to the players’ personal lives and public image.

But given all the headlines (Ben Roethlisberger, Mike Vick, Pac Man Jones, Chris Henry, Tank Johnson- also the five players who have been suspended since this policy was implemented) we’ve heard during this three year period,  it’s clear Goodell’s attempts to play God and legislate morality aren’t exactly, uh, um, working- yeah that’s it.

By Paul M. Banks

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