Conduct Policy, Bills Vote on NFL Owners’ Agenda
NFL owners are expected to assemble Wednesday for a meeting that is considered critical for the owners.
Topics for Wednesday’s meeting include discussion on the league’s personal conduct policy, a vote on the sale of the Buffalo Bills, and a look at further international play.
According to the Associated Press, the discussions of social responsibility and personal conduct policy initiatives could overshadow approval of the Bills purchase by Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula. The AP also reports the transaction is considered certain, with three-quarters of the teams needing to vote in favor of the Pegulas.
Wednesday’s meeting could have a certain amount of scrutiny surrounding it, especially with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell under fire for his handling of the Ray Rice case and several high-profile players’ arrests involving domestic abuse.
Despite the fact that they have supported Goodell remaining in the job, NFL owners have been embarrassed by loud criticism of the league's recent actions.