September 10, 2009

John Madden named an NFL adviser

Former coach and NBC-TV analyst John Madden has been named Special Adviser to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, the league announced Thursday.

n a release, the league said he will work with Ray Anderson, the NFL's executive vice president of football operations, to provide input on several football-related issues.

When I retired from broadcasting, I didn't retire from my passion and interest in the game, he said. This position enables me to continue that.

Madden will not be paid for a job on matters pertaining to the game, including competitive issues, coaching and personnel development, technological innovations, player safety, and the NFL Hall of Fame.

Madden, who won Super Bowl XI with Oakland over Minnesota in 1977, retired from NBC Sports on April 16, ending a distinguished 30-year broadcasting career.

He won 16 Emmys, and also worked for ABC, CBS, and FOX.

In coaching, his record was 112-39-7.