WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The NFL and U.S. Army have teamed on a long-term program to care for and prevent concussions and head trauma, as well as other health issues.
Commissioner Roger Goodell and General Raymond T. Odierno, the Army Chief of Staff, announced the initiative at the U.S. Military Academy on Thursday.
Goodell and Odierno cited the common traits between soldiers and football players, particularly when dealing with stressful situations that can lead to injury. Goodell believes the program will "bring greater awareness not just to our two organizations, but to the general public."
Nearly 200 cadets attended a panel discussion on safety. Also on hand were former players Troy Vincent, now the NFL's vice president of player engagement, and Bart Oates.