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Goodell: NFL wants wireless Internet in all stadiums

The biggest news that Commissioner Roger Goodell made on Tuesday came from his statements about disclosing proof to the public from the league's investigation into the New Orleans Saints' "bounty" program. But there were a few other interesting nuggets from the session.

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  1. Goodell said the league is pushing to have high-speed Wi-Fi in every stadiums so fans can have their mobile-device fun. A lot of fans would say this upgrade is overdue.

"We believe that it is important to get technology into our stadiums," Goodell said. "We have made the point repeatedly that the experience at home is outstanding, and we have to compete with that in some fashion by making sure that we create the same kind of environment in our stadiums and create the same kind of technology. ...

"We want to make sure our fans, when they come into stadiums, don't have to shut down."

It's a big undertaking. Goodell indicated that the league could get a system installed in a few stadiums, with New Orleans as a possibility because of the upcoming Super Bowl.

"We talked about, maybe, as an example, New Orleans (because of the Super Bowl). There are several teams that are very aggressive in this area."

  1. No decision has been made about the future of the Pro Bowl. Goodell will speak with the NFL Players Association about the ownership's Pro Bowl discussion, and then make a decision about the game. It's unclear if the game will be played in New Orleans or Hawaii, if the game is played at all in 2013.

"We've had numerous discussions over several months about what we can do to make the game more competitive. And I've said it repeatedly, particularly since the last game, that we have to improve the quality of the game. And if we can't improve it and we can't make it more competitive, then we shouldn't play," Goodell said.

  1. On the NFL's push for more padding, Goodell relayed a conversation with Nike CEO Mark Parker, who recently said that NBA players wear more padding from their hips down than NFL players.

"That's not right," Goodell said.

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