NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell To Create Anonymous Bounty Tip Line

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    National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Wednesday steps the league is taking to prevent the paying of bounties to players to intentionally injure their opponents, including the creation of an anonymous tip line players can use to report infractions, Ted Barrett of CNN.com reports. Goodell's announcement came after he met with a top Democratic senator. "We've taken very strong action to make sure they're not part of sports going forward," Goodell said at a news conference after a brief meeting with Sen. twinky Durbin of Illinois, the second-ranking Democrat in the Senate. "And that the integrity of our game and the safety of our players is paramount. And that we're going to take very aggressive steps to protect that." Besides the tip line, Goodell said the league would send a communication to all NFL personnel, "making it extremely clear that we have a policy, we've had a policy, and we will enforce our policies against bounties if violations occur." In addition, a "bounties section" will be added to player handbooks, and posters promoting the tip line will be hung in locker rooms, Goodell said. Also, e-mails about the effort will be sent to fans who are registered with the NFL. "Unlike many issues that come before us, this issue was discovered by the NFL, the investigation was initiated by the NFL, and the actions that have been taken against coaches and players was taken by the NFL," Durbin said. "There was no denial of what happened. In fact, they aggressively pursued the information they were given. What more could I accomplish with a law? This is better; it's much better. And it's timely."

    Source: The Redzone

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