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Goodell Sends Letter To Owners Reaffirming League's Commitment To Concussion Research

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 27 / 16

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in a letter sent to the 32 team owners on Thursday "reaffirmed the league's commitment to concussion research," according to Barry Wilner of the AP. Goodell called for "continued and robust support of independent medical research" in the wake of a Congr...

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