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NFL seeks safer helmets at equipment summit

The NFL is always looking for ways to make the game safer, especially when it comes to concussions. That's why commissioner Roger Goodell attended an equipment summit in New York to examine first-hand the possible remedies to a problem that has adversely affected the league for decades. 

 "There are different approaches, that is clear," said Goodell. 

There is much optimism in the equipment industry that helmets can be made safer; now it's a matter of how quickly the changes can be made. 

Among others in attendance at the summit were military and NASCAR doctors to inform the group of the latest developments in sensor technology. Helmets used by those groups can allow doctors to monitor vital signs and collect other data. 

Goodell reiterated his stance that the league's increased attention on helmet-to-helmet hits, which has led to multiple fines and threats of suspension in recent weeks, are having an impact. 

"We're getting to the point where people are understanding what we're looking for," he said.

New York Sports