The House Judicary Committee announced it has requested a Congressional Research Service report on the health problems both active and retired NFL players face. Although neither NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell nor NFLPA Executive Director Gene Upshaw chose to attend the June 26, 2007 hearing conducted by the Judiciary Committee, the Committee felt it necessary to address both Goodell and Upshaw.
In separate letters dated October 12, 2007, to Goodell and Upshaw, the Committee poses 43 questions for the NFL and the NFLPA to answer. The letters also request numerous documents to assist in the preparation of the Congressional Research Service report. Responses from the NFL and NFLPA are due October 26, 2007, at 10:00 a.m.