Madden, Lott to Lead Council on NFL Safety Issues

Hall of Fame members Ronnie Lott and John Madden will lead a player safety advisory council for the National Football League.

Lott, who won four Super Bowl titles as a defensive back for San Francisco 49ers, and Madden, who won a championship as coach of the Oakland Raiders and 16 Emmy awards as a broadcaster, will head the panel in providing recommendations on safety issues to Commissioner Roger Goodell, the NFL said in a news release.

The panel will review rules, techniques, training methods and equipment, making recommendation to players and coaches about how the game is played, the statement said.