Commissioner Roger Goodell says NFL might eliminate Pro Bowl

February 5, 2012
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a radio interview Sunday that the league and players must find ways to improve the quality of play in the Pro Bowl or eliminating the game might be a consideration.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell answers a question during a news conference on Friday. (David J. Phillip/Associated Press)

   The lack of intensity in this year’s Pro Bowl previously had been criticized by Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

   George Atallah, the assistant executive director of external affairs for the NFL Players Association, wrote Sunday on Twitter: “The Pro Bowl is an important tradition; one that we as players want to keep."

Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post.
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