Report: Roger Goodell Wants To Meet With Longhorns Coach Charlie Strong This Week

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New Texas Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong has changed the entire direction of the football program after just a short time with the program. From the looks of it, besieged NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been watching, and may very well call on Strong to help him as his league faces one of the biggest crises in its history.

According to John Taylor of NBC's College Football Talk, "with the NFL in general and his handling of Ray Rice specifically drawing intense and pointed criticism from both inside and outside the sports world, Roger Goodell is looking to meet with the Texas head coach at some point in the coming week, Chip Brown of Horns Digest is reporting ($ link).  In addition to the commissioner, DeMaurice Smith, the head of the NFL player’s union, is expected to meet with Strong as well."

Why do two of the NFL's most powerful men want to meet with Strong? It's being reported that Strong's "Five Core Values" will be the topic of conversation. For those who don't know them yet, they represent Strong's core methodology in buidling good men and a good football program:

1. Honesty
2. Treat Women With Respect
3. No Drugs
4. No Stealing
5. No Guns

Strong has already dismissed nine players eight months into his time at Texas. While that has drawn the ire of some, an enactment of his philosophy could be just the boost the NFL needs when it comes to tackling its issues with domestic violence, drugs, and general off-the-field violence.

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