Mr. Goodell, here are a few proposed ideas to get things started.
NFL Conduct policy (Draft)
All current and NFL draftees must voluntary agree to a background check before the first seasonal game begins effective the date of this policy.
Going forward all future Draftees must submit to a background check before being signed and admitted into the NFL.
NFL Draftees must submit to a qualification interview conducted by a Compliance Advisory Board of the NFL.
All Draftees entering the NFL must certifiably pass all compliance training courses and be mentored by a personal coach for the first year that will be paid for out of Draftees salary. The personal coach and Draftee will report quarterly progress to the Compliance Advisory Board.
Any conduct unbecoming to a professional of the NFL found by the Compliance Advisory Board will result in a recommendation by the board to revoke admittance of a Draftee into the NFL.
Any conduct unbecoming a professional players of the NFL on or off the field will result in the following minumum actions:
- 1st offense: Benched for two ball possessions
- 2nd offense: Benched for one-half game
- 3rd offense: Benched for one game
Continued conduct policy offenses will result in an one year and/or indefinite suspension from the NFL,
Any conduct causing the injury of another person(s) on or off the field will result in the minimum actions:
- 1st offense: One game suspension
- 2nd offense: Three game suspension
- 3rd offense: One year suspension
- 4th offense: Expulsion from the NFL.
Any conduct resulting in the arrest of a professional player of the NFL will result in an immediate six game suspension.
An arrest resulting in charges being filed against a professional player of the NFL will result in an immediate suspension from all NFL pre and post games, and practices until proven innocent.
A conviction of ANY charge in a court of law will result in an immediate expulsion for life from the NFL.
All NFL Draftees and current professional players of the NFL must attend and pass certified online compliance training in the following areas:
- Substance abuse compliance training course
- Anger management compliance training course
- Sexual harassment compliance training course
- Spousal abuse compliance training course
- Financial management 101 training
(To be amended to by the Commissioner of the NFL, and Team Owners, Player association and Union, The final approved policy will be public information)