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Two members of Congress write Roger Goodell about domestic violence

  • Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) sent letter Tuesday
  • Congressmen ask Goodell to clarify vague statements on domestic violence
  • Whether teams who improperly address cases can lose draft picks is unclear

Two members of Congress asked NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday to clarify whether teams can lose draft picks if they do not properly address domestic violence.

In a letter sent 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.”

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