Goodell: Pro Bowl play improved from last year

OSKAR GARCIA Associated Press Published:

Associated Press

HONOLULU -- At least one key NFL executive thinks play improved at the Pro Bowl this year: Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Goodell said Monday during a one-hour question and answer session on Reddit that he thought the game improved from last year, when players were clearly not trying and were booed by fans in Hawaii.

The NFC dominated the AFC 62-35 on Sunday in a game that had some highlight-quality plays but that quickly became lopsided.

Goodell says he appreciates the commitment from players to make the game better. He says he plans to get detailed input and comment from players over the next few weeks.

The league has said it plans to decide on the future of the Pro Bowl by April, when next season's schedule is expected to be released.

Police: Cowboys DT Ratliff's BAC twice legal limit

GRAPEVINE, Texas -- Police say Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Jay Ratliff had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit the night he was arrested after a car accident.

Grapevine police on Monday said Ratliff's blood-alcohol level was measured at 0.16 percent. Texas' drunken-driving standard is 0.08 percent.

Ratliff was arrested last week after a late-night accident in Grapevine, about 20 miles northwest of Dallas. Ratliff's pickup truck sideswiped a semitrailer truck. Police say he later failed a field sobriety test.

He is accused of driving while intoxicated.

Ratliff refused a breath test, but police obtained a warrant for a blood sample.

His arrest came weeks after fellow Cowboy Josh Brent was indicted on an intoxicated manslaughter count in the Dec. 8 crash that killed his friend and Cowboys practice squad player Jerry Brown.

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