August 4, 2007
NASHVILLE (AP) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell visited the Tennessee Titans today and the first player to talk to him was Albert Haynesworth.
The defensive lineman was suspended by Goodell for five games last fall after he stomped on a Dallas player.
Haynesworth wanted Goodell to know he was getting help, something the commissioner said he was glad to hear.
Discipline has defined Goodell's reputation but it was not the primary reason for his Nashville trip. This was just one stop in his efforts to visit all 32 teams.
After the meeting, several Titans said they were impressed.
Safety Chris Hope said he understood after listening to Goodell that he may be tough on the players, but that's because he wants to keep a positive image for the league. Hope said that's good for everybody.
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