A special counsel for investigations and conduct will oversee initial discipline, Commissioner Roger Goodell said. The commissioner also may appoint a panel of independent experts to participate in deciding an appeal.
There are still several free agents out there who have the ability to help franchises win games. They may be coming back from injuries and have to prove they are healthy, but there’s still a chance for teams to sign difference-makers.
“It’s pretty simple for me — I believe all people are created equal, regardless of their sexuality,” Steve Gleason said. “To promote respect and acceptance is an important role for NFL players and the NFLPA.”