In Someone Else’s Skin: NFL Considers VR To Give Players Empathy Training

Huyghue, a former Jacksonville Jaguars senior vice president, NFL Diversity Committee member and United Football League commissioner, suggested to Goodell that the empathy training, which promotes tolerance and helps counteract biases of ageism, race, gender, disability, etc., would be useful to the league.

During his visit Goodell experienced multiple empathy-training demos. In one demo, his avatar became a black female, and he observed the way she was discriminated against in the workplace.


In another, he saw himself as much older and overweight, allowing him to experience how obese people are treated in society.