|Report: NFL may suspend Pro Bowl|
by TSX of Scout.com, April 26, 2012 at 3:28 pm ET
Roger Goodell Profile
The NFL Pro Bowl may have seen its final kickoff.
The game, often a low-rated afterthought of an NFL season, is likely to
be suspended this season and beyond, league sources told ESPN.com.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who has previously expressed his
displeasure with the game's lack of competitiveness, is considering
cancelling this year's game. The next Pro Bowl is scheduled for Feb. 3
in New Orleans, but a game site hasn't been listed because of the
Even without a game, the NFL would keep its Pro Bowl balloting process
to name the top players and would direct teams to negotiate Pro Bowl
clauses into player contracts and honor Pro Bowl incentive clauses to
avoid a conflict with the players association.
Goodell is concerned with the quality of play, believing that it
reflects poorly on the league and its players. The AFC routed the NFC
59-41 in last season's game. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron
Rodgers had said that some of his NFC teammates "embarrassed
themselves" with their respective efforts
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