Thursday, November 19, 2009
Cards' Warner to advise Dungy, NFL
By Mike Sando
The NFL has tapped former coach Tony Dungy to speak with Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner and other veteran players regarding "policies, programs and issues" affecting players on and off the field.
Issues include player health, player safety, personal conduct, game rules, game procedures, career transition and player development.
The league listed Warner, Broncos safety Brian Dawkins and Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis among the players Dungy planned to target in leading a new NFL Player Advisory Forum.
"Dungy will organize the meetings, identify the player attendees and develop a list of topics for discussion," the NFL said in a news release. "Commissioner [Roger] Goodell will attend the meetings and the NFL Players Association has been invited to send a representative. Dungy also will serve as a resource to the NFL Player Development staff and the team Player Development Directors."
The league also provided this comment from Warner: "For the NFL to remain as successful as it is today, this type of open communication between the players and commissioner’s office is crucial. To have someone as respected and accomplished as Coach Dungy leading the effort is tremendous. His integrity and credibility are unmatched and everyone involved will be better off because of his involvement."