I don't expect to try to get people to like everything I do. I want them to respect what I do.
My job is to protect the integrity of the NFL and to make sure the game is as safe as possible.
The way you continue to be a successful business is you don't wait for the car to go off the cliff. You have to manage yourself. And make sure you do it in the right way so you are not making decisions in crisis.
It's always unfortunate when something gets misreported and the facts are not clear.
I learned in high school that I was going to have to outwork people. I remember running around the track, training for football, and a faster guy ran past me. I just figured, I can outlast him. If I work harder than him, I'll beat him. And to this day I overprepare.
We will always make sure player health and safety is our No. 1 priority in the NFL.
Uncertainty's not good for anybody.
I don't get myself caught up in the rhetoric of any personal comments that are made.
When you're thrust into litigation, you obviously have to make sure you're prepared to deal with that.
The one thing I would hope would go on my tombstone is, 'I made my parents proud.'
I don't want players coming in from the college level that are either trying to avoid a suspension, declare themselves ineligible on their own, hire an agent and decide, 'I'm going to enter into the NFL.'
Every game in the NFL is important.
I have to make a lot of decisions that aren't in the best interests of individuals, whether they be owners, club executives, players.
No one is above the game or the rules that govern it. Respect for the game and the people who participate in it will not be compromised.
The draft is one of my favorite events because it is about football. People are focused on how their teams improve. It's a celebration of football. And most importantly, it represents a very important time in the lives of these men who are entering the NFL, and their families.
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