Dawkins appointed to advisory forum

Denver safety Brian Dawkins has been named to a prominent players group by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

Dawkins joins a player advisory forum along with Baltimore’s Ray Lewis and Arizona’s Kurt Warner. Former NFL coach Tony Dungy will lead it.

The forum will provide input to Goodell on polices, programs and issues that affect players in all aspects of life, the league said in a release.

Dawkins, in his first season with Denver, has long been known for his leadership on and off the field. He is one of the most respected players in the league, so this appointment appears fitting.