Jason Irby, author of Love Within Life: So, You Want To Stop Violence, applauded the intent of a letter National Football League (NFL) Commissioner Roger Goodell sent to owners of 32 NFL teams. Irby also continues to urge sports leagues to reject rap and hip-hop songs that promote inappropriate behavior that are endorsed by the leagues as playlist, bumper and promotional music.
“The message in the letter aligns with my effort to urge the league’s associates and players to exhibit high personal conduct standards because they are very influential public figures to our youth,” Irby said.
In the letter, Commissioner Goodell apologized for not holding his response to a personal conduct policy violation (domestic violence case) to the highest standards of the NFL. Commissioner Goodell also directed actions to reinforce and enhance personal conduct policy violation penalties, discipline and recovery treatment. The personal conduct policy requires NFL associates and players to avoid conduct detrimental to the league’s integrity.