|NFL's Goodell hopes for lighter helmets, sensors|
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|Monday, 11 March 2013 12:32|
He also envisions players being required to wear helmets containing sensors to detect hits that cause concussions. Those helmets might be lighter and ``less of a weapon'' than today's.
Those are the kinds of advances the NFL and General Electric are hoping to produce in a partnership that could funnel up to $60 million over four years to research on head injuries.
Goodell says Monday that concussion lawsuits brought by thousands of ex-players had ``no impact'' on such efforts.
One influential NFL owner, Robert Kraft of the Patriots, says he wishes these kinds of projects ``happened sooner.''