Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports reports that NFL owners discussed the possibility of imposing draft pick penalties for repeat violations of the conduct policy.
Garafolo adds that sources referred to the talks as “preliminary,” which means there aren’t a lot of specifics available in regards to what would qualify as multiple violations. On top of that, it remains unknown whether prior violations by a specific player would factor into these penalties.
This is, however, a step towards the league cracking down on players’ off-field conduct.
As of now, NFL teams can be subject to fines of up to $500,000 for multiple suspensions under the salary-remittance policy. Commissioner Roger Goodell is still hoping to have a new personal conduct policy in place before this year’s Super Bowl, so this is a topic we’ll be keeping an eye on in the coming months.