Roger Goodell reportedly getting close to losing player discipline power

Ryan Hannable
March 14, 2016 - 6:37 pm
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[caption id="attachment_107004" align="alignright" width="400"]Roger Goodell could soon lose his discipline power with off field decisions. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports) Roger Goodell could soon lose his discipline power with off field decisions. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports)[/caption] It may be too late for Tom Brady, but Roger Goodell could soon lose some of his discipline power. According to the Washington Post, NFL officials and the NFLPA are discussing a deal involving commissioner Roger Goodell giving up power over off-the-field player discipline. The report adds the deal isn't close to getting done, but things are trending in that direction. "We looked at the league's proposal for neutral arbitration. There is a common ground for us to get something done," NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith said. The resolution is said to have three neutral arbitrators -- former lawyers or judges -- to serve as hearing officers who have some background in football. This could pick up steam at the NFL owners meetings in Florida beginning March 20. For more Patriots news, visit weei.com/patriots.