Faced With Retirement, John Madden Joins the NFL

By Andrew Gauthier 

ESPN

John Madden is back in the NFL as an unpaid “special adviser” to commissioner Roger Goodell.

The league announced Thursday that Madden, who retired as a broadcaster earlier this year, would advise Goodell on “matters pertaining to the game, including competitive issues, coaching and personnel development, technological innovations, player safety, and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.”

“When I retired from broadcasting, I didn’t retire from my passion and interest in the game,” Madden said in a statement. “This position enables me to continue that.” More…

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