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“Games should be standardized and have the same people making the calls,” Kraft said. “I don’t want to ever lose a game based on poor interpretation of rules by (different) officials.”

Another focal point, according to Goodell, will be preventing the kind of alleged bullying that rocked the Miami Dolphins this season.

“I’ve already begun discussions with outside parties. I’ve discussed it with the union, I’ve also met with several groups of players, individually and collectively, to talk about the circumstances. What needs to be done?” Goodell said. “Some of it will be education. Some of it possibly could be policy change.”

Speaking two days before the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks play in East Rutherford, N.J., Goodell did not respond directly to questions whether other cold-weather cities with outdoor stadiums could host NFL championship games.

During his opening remarks, Goodell said: “One unique aspect about the focus for this year’s Super Bowl has been on the weather. Of course, we cannot control the weather. I told you we were going to embrace the weather. Here we go.”

And with that, flakes of fake snow fell from the ceiling above the stage, drawing laughter.

Among other topics addressed by Goodell:

-The NFL is working to convince a federal judge in Philadelphia that the tentative $765 million settlement reached with former players who sued the league about concussions “can provide the kind of benefits that we intended, and we’re confident that we’ll get there”;

-The difficulty in selling out wild-card playoff games resulted from “mistakes that were made by us, the NFL, and our clubs,” and not fans’ fault, and that improving stadium safety “is a critical component”;

-The NFL is “not actively considering” allowing players to use marijuana for medical reasons, but “that’s something we would never take off the table, if it can benefit our players”;

-Selling out all three of next season’s games in London is “just another indication that the more we give fans in the U.K. of NFL football, the more they want” and that the possibility of placing a franchise in that country is closer to reality than a year ago;

-He deflected a question about whether he’d call a Native American a “Redskin” face-to-face, saying, “Let’s not forget this is the name of a football team.”

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AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner and Sports Writers Rachel Cohen, Tim Booth and Tom Canavan contributed to this report.

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