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Goodell, NFLPA Leaders Meet To Discuss Improving League's Workplace Environment
Published April 9, 2014
RESPECT YOURSELF: In Pittsburgh, Alan Robinson writes Goodell is "concerned enough about restoring respect to the game ... that he met with 40 players from nine teams in the last three months." Goodell and Smith yesterday discussed the "stricter enforcement of taunting and on-field policy rules" following a '13 season in which "34 taunting penalties were called," up from nine in '12 (PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW, 4/9). ESPN's Bill Polian said, "If the league is going to take steps to ban certain types of behavior, sanction certain type of behavior, they need the buy-in of the union to it. This seems to be headed in the right direction" ("NFL Insiders," ESPN, 4/8).