WASHINGTON (AP) -A Congressional committee will hold a hearing Sept. 18 about compensation for retired NFL players.
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation called for the hearing Friday, several months after a House subcommittee heard testimony from retired players, union and NFL officials.
The retired players claim the league and the NFL Players Association have been neglectful in dealing with those players' health problems. Many retired players have appealed directly to commissioner Roger Goodell, who in July launched a program that includes a $7 million medical fund. The union also is taking part in that program.
``I'm very sensitive to retired players that are facing medical issues,'' Goodell said. ``They helped us build this game. They're important and we are working on a number of programs to be responsive to that. ... I've met with a number of former players and will be meeting again with a number of former players to try and understand the issues better and try to create some solutions.''
Advertisement

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Bengals, Jaguars set for exhibition shootout For a team expected to take the next step in 2016, the Jaguars have displayed very little punch during the preseason. Does that change in tonight’s...
Thumbnail Chargers vs. Vikings Pick Will the Minnesota Vikings be able to pick up another preseason win when they host the San Diego Chargers at 1PM ET?
Thumbnail Cowboys' 2016 Super Bowl odds drop Quarterback Tony Romo will miss between 6-10 weeks with a back injury and the odds that the Cowboys will win the 2016 Super Bowl have...
Thumbnail Broncos host Rams, QB battles abound No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff had a pretty nondescript training camp. Judging by the Los Angeles coaching staff’s outline for preseason game No. 3, not much is...
Thumbnail Giants vs. Jets Preseason Pick Will tonight's Giants and Jets matchup at 7:30PM ET be low-scoring for bettors?
More inNFL Articles  
Advertisement

NFL Team Pages