BOSTON (AP) - New England Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco has posted a letter supporting NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell as the issue of football safety has increased in the wake of Junior Seau's suicide.
Ochocinco begins with, "Dear Dad," in the note posted Friday on his site, OCNNReport.com, and tells Goodell he wanted to reach out to him because it has been "the worst week ever" with "players dying, players suing and on top of that my peers are just going off on you in the media."
Goodell and the NFL have been criticized for their handling of concussions. Thousands of former players have sued the league, claiming it didn't properly protect players from head injuries.
Ochocinco says because "no one is showing any support, I figured I would be the first."