Ricardo Lockette

Goodell holds Q&A, with head injuries front and center

The floor belonged to Philip Feliciano, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell waited patiently for his question.

Given an opportunity to ask Goodell about anything he wanted, Feliciano, a 55-year-old vascular surgeon from Bellevue, Washington, wanted to know about the league's efforts to help prevent head injuries. Even for the NFL's most ardent fans, head injuries remain one of the biggest concerns.

"I think it threatens the viability of the game if we can't make it safe," Feliciano said.

Feliciano is one of 32 season ticket holders who traveled to Chicago this week to join the NFL for a variety of activities surrounding the draft. The fans and their guests...