Roger Goodell Meets With Ex-NFL Players to Improve Conduct Policy

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Executive Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent led a 3 1/2-hour meeting at the NFL office in New York Tuesday with a group of 11 former NFL players to discuss how to improve the NFL’s personal conduct policy, NBC News has learned.

There will be additional such meetings that will include a wide range of internal and external perspectives as part of the embattled commissioner's plan to revamp the league’s personal conduct policy in the aftermath of recent controversies, including how it handled the Ray Rice domestic violence case. Last week Goodell publicly apologized for initially suspending Rice only two games for punching his former fiancee in the face, and he pledged to make reforms in how the league treats similar cases in the future.

The former NFL players who attended today’s meeting were Matt Birk, Patrick Kerney, Marty Lyons, Willie McGinest, Eddie Mason, Roman Oben, Tony Paige, Robert Porcher, Mike Singletary, Scott Turner, and Charles Way.