NFL owners set to meet
NEW YORK (AP) — NFL owners will meet today to discuss the league’s personal conduct policy, vote on the sale of the Buffalo Bills and look at further international play. These are critical meetings for the owners, with Commissioner Roger Goodell under fire for his handling of the Ray Rice case, and with several high-profile player arrests involving domestic abuse.
Their discussions of social responsibility and the personal conduct policy initiatives will overshadow approval of the purchase of the Bills. That transaction is considered certain, with three-quarters of the teams needing to vote in favor of the sale to Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula.
The owners also will receive reports on the league’s games in London, three this year for the first time, with two still to come. The NFL has an eye on adding more London games, perhaps as soon as next season.