NFL commissioner Roger Goodell traveled to Washington DC on Wednesday. Goodell had a meeting to discuss -- what else -- bounties in the NFL with Illinois Senator Dick Durbin. The two were scheduled to meet at 4:30 p.m. Eastern. A press conference will follow the meeting.
According to Pro Football Talk, there was no subpoena and Goodell was not going to be sitting in front of any Senate committees. It is not yet clear who initiated the meeting.
The NFLPA made a statement concerning the meeting, thanking Durbin for his interest. The Players Association also laid out a demand for a Congressional hearing on player health and safety. The text of the NFLPA statement reads:
We thank the Senator for his interest on these important issues. Given this keen interest, the players hope and expect that the Commissioner and the Senator will commit to a hearing on health and safety in the NFL in the near future.
Look for additional updates following the press conference.