The NFL is reportedly considering whether to strip teams of their draft picks if they repeatedly violate the league's conduct policy.
The NFL is considering whether to strip teams of their draft picks if they repeatedly violate the league's conduct policy, according to a report from Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports.
The talks among team owners are preliminary but the topic was discussed at the league meetings last week in New York. It's not immediately clear if the potential policy would take into consideration past suspensions of a player before he joined a team.
The league is looking to come down harder on individual players who violate the NFL personal conduct policy after a series of recent player arrests related to domestic abuse and assault.
The NFL currently has a Salary Remittance Program that fines teams up to $500,000 for multiple suspensions because of violations related to personal conduct issues, performance enhancing substances or substance abuse.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell issued a memo to team owners prior to last week's meeting, according to the report:
"What level of accountability should be expected of clubs? Is the current Salary Remittance Program sufficient, or should additional measures be considered?" wrote Goodell.
Goodell hopes to have the new policy in place by February.
- Marc Weinreich