The NFL has been taking steps to ensure its players are protected from violence during games.
The league announced a new policy on Thursday that will give them more latitude to address safety issues when they are on the field, and it has also hired an independent safety consultant to ensure they are following the league’s guidelines on when to return to the field.
The NFL and the NFL Players Association have been working together on a proposal that would allow players to wear safety goggles at all times when they play football.
This policy, which is designed to ensure that fans are safe, would also allow players who have been involved in serious incidents to return home.
The NFL has faced scrutiny for its safety protocols over the past year, especially after the death of an Indianapolis Colts player who died in a police helicopter after being pinned to the ground by an unidentified assailant.
The Colts released a statement saying that safety issues were a factor in the death.
“The safety of our players and our fans is paramount to our business and we will continue to make sure we address safety concerns whenever we are in the field,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in a statement Thursday.
“This is an important part of our efforts to ensure our players are safe on the playing field.”
In September, the league issued a statement on how players should be handled if they become injured during a game: “We will address the safety concerns and safety concerns of our fans when they become a part of the game.
However, we recognize that in the case of players who are not in the game, we have to look beyond their physical condition and focus on their mental health and physical integrity.
Players are trained to be in control of their own actions and actions of others.
We will continue working closely with the players and their families to provide the best possible safety for our fans and our players.”
While the NFL has yet to release any of its safety guidelines, the players association and the league have reached out to the league for input on how they can improve their protocols.