Madden, Lott named to NFL player safety panel

January 4, 2011, 4:46 pm
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NEW YORK (APCSN) -- Hall of Famers Ronnie Lott and John Madden will co-chair an NFL panel aimed at improving player safety.

Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the NFL Player Safety Advisory Panel on Tuesday. It will consist of former NFL players, coaches and general managers and make recommendations to Goodell on various safety issues.

Other committee members are Antonio Freeman, Patrick Kerney, Willie Lanier, Anthony Munoz, Marty Schottenheimer and Ernie Accorsi.

NFL executive Ray Anderson says Goodell wants input from former players and coaches. The announcement comes a day after New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate what he says are misleading claims in the selling of new and reconditioned football helmets.

Lott, a Hall of Famer and a member of four Super Bowl championships with the 49ers, was named to the NFL's 75th anniversary team in 1995.

Madden led the Raiders to seven division titles and a victory in Super Bowl XI. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006.