NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said on Monday night that if the level of play doesn't improve during the Pro Bowl, the NFL may be forced to drop the annual All-Star game.
Goodell appeared on Sirius/XM NFL Radio's "Town Hall" with host Michael Strahan and both Goodell and Strahan agreed that the Pro Bowl last season "was embarrassing".
"If we cannot accomplish that kind of standard (of high play), I am inclined to not play it," Goodell said. "It is really tough to force competition, and after a long season, to ask those guys to go out and play at the same level they played is really tough."
The NFL would still vote for a Pro Bowl team the same way they do now, but instead the game would not be played at all.
Last season's Pro Bowl was criticized for its lack of hard hitting. The AFC won the game, 59-41.