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2 members of Congress write Roger Goodell about domestic violence

2 members of Congress write Roger Goodell about domestic violence

WASHINGTON -- Two members of Congress have asked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to clarify whether teams can lose draft picks if they do not properly address domestic violence. In a letter sent Tuesday to Goodell, Sen. Brian Schatz, a Democrat from Hawaii, and Rep. Jackie Speier, a Democrat from California, wrote: "We urge you to create accountability at all levels of the NFL, particularly among team owners, who have the most direct financial incentives to avoid long-term suspensions and quickly get players back on the field." The letter noted that the league has docked clubs draft picks in the past, such as when the Saints were investigated for a bounty system and when the...

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