Senator Durbin praises NFL for taking action against bounties

In a press conference following his meeting with Commissioner Roger Goodell yesterday in Washington about bounties and player safety, Senator Richard Durbin of Illinois made the following comments:

“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 were taken against coaches and players was taken by the NFL. There was no denial here…What I hear from them is a good-faith effort to acknowledge what happened and deal with it. The NFL has taken the issue of bounties in professional football seriously and has been open and willing to take additional steps to protect player safety and football’s integrity. They aggressively pursued the information they were given.”

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