After returning from London, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has quite the busy day planned for Tuesday.
He will be hosting visits with New England defensive tackle Vince Wilfork and Kansas City running back Larry Johnson, each of whom could be facing suspension.
Wilfork and Johnson are in New York for different reasons. Wilfork threw an elbow at Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler‘s head last Monday night in a play that caught the attention of the league. With another player, the elbow might have drawn just a fine. But last year, Wilfork was fined for elbowing Bills quarterback J.P. Losman and sticking his finger in the face of Giants running back Brandon Jacobs.
The league has taken a hard-line stance on unnecessary hits, especially on quarterbacks, and Wilfork could be disciplined severely because of it.
Johnson has had repeated run-ins with women and the law. The Chiefs already have deactivated him the past two games, there is talk that Johnson will be sitting out a while longer, and Goodell could render it all moot if he suspends Johnson.