Goodell underscores safety with fans

Updated: October 4, 2013, 5:36 PM ET
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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, in an email to 10 million names in its database Thursday, highlighted the league's safety programs and new emphasis on safety in youth football.

The letter came a day after two excerpts from a new book -- "League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth" -- detailed what authors Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru claim was the NFL using its power and resources to downplay the effects of concussions on NFL players.

In his letter, ...

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