• In this Tuesday, May 24, 2016, file phot, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell makes his way into the NFL owner's meeting in Charlotte N.C.  Goodell reaffirmed the league's commitment to concussion research in a letter Thursday, May 26, 2016,  to the 32 team owners. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)

    Goodell reaffirms NFL’s concussion research role

    NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reaffirmed the league’s commitment to concussion research in a letter Thursday to the 32 team owners.

  • In this June 10, 2013 file photo, Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. speaks in Trenton, N.J.  Pallone has found that National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a government study on the link between football and brain disease. Pallone's report says the league tried to strong-arm the National Institutes of Health into taking the project away from a researcher that the NFL feared was biased.  (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

    Report: NFL sought to influence study on brain injuries

    WASHINGTON (AP) — National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a government study on the link between football and brain disease, according to a senior House Democrat in a report issued Monday.