Posted: Oct 23, 2012 10:44 AM
Updated: Oct 23, 2012 10:44 AM
Source: Associated Press
NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league will consider dropping the Pro Bowl if the level of play doesn't improve.
Appearing on SiriusXM NFL Radio's "Town Hall" on Monday night, Goodell said: "If we cannot accomplish that kind of standard (of high play), I am inclined to not play the Pro Bowl." The league still would select a Pro Bowl team through voting by players, coaches and fans, but "just not play the game."
The Pro Bowl will take place in January, a week before the Super Bowl, after the players lobbied to keep it, promising to upgrade their performances.
Goodell and others were disappointed in the quality of last year's Pro Bowl, won 59-41 by the AFC and missing any semblance of hard hitting.