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Goodell would let son play

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell would “absolutely” want his own child to play football. After President Barack Obama recently said he’d “have to think long and hard” about allowing a son to take part in the sport, Goodell was asked the same question hours before Sunday’s Super Bowl during an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” Like the president, Goodell has two daughters. The commissioner deflected the question about allowing a son to play football by noting the high incidence of concussions in girls soccer. Asked by Bob Schieffer on Sunday whether the league hid the risks of head injuries, Goodell said, “No.” –AP


 

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Lynn Hickey named athletic director at Eastern Washington University

UPDATED: 5:49 a.m.

Her first choice was the right one, Eastern Washington President Mary Cullinan has decided. Lynn Hickey, whom Cullinan hired as interim athletic director 10 weeks ago, is now the school’s permanent Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics, university officials confirmed Tuesday night.