NFL Looks To Strengthen DUI Policy

The NFL and its players’ union are in discussions to strengthen penalties for drunken-driving offenses, is reporting.

According to the report, the league wants players who are convicted of such offenses to receive mandatory suspensions. A union source told that “players have been open to discussions and already discussed increasing discipline on DUIs.”

The source, added, however that “other proactive measures beyond discipline need to be taken,” which include a demographic study of incidents to see if there is a trend to the arrests and a better system to communicate to players that a service is available to provide them rides when they have had too much to drink.