Apr 26, 2012; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during the 2012 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE
On the heels of another NFL suicide, Roger Goodell announces another program meant to ensure the health of players.
This program is open to current and former players who need help with positive health-related decisions and promotes a system of support when it comes to behavioral and mental health issues.
The league is providing a new service called “NFL Life Line,” which is free, independent and confidential — run by a third-party — for all members of the NFL’s family to use. That includes players, coaches, staff, and family members.
This has been a long time coming, but we can only hope it will help stop the alarming trend currently happening in the sport we love.