Goodell lets Super Bowl players pass

NEW YORK -- Players on the two Super Bowl teams who miss the Pro Bowl this year will get paid a full share.

Commissioner Roger Goodell has informed the 12 playoff teams that their all-stars who must skip the game because they are preparing for the Super Bowl won't forfeit Pro Bowl earnings.

Fifty-seven Pro Bowl players are participating in the playoffs, including nine for Minnesota, the most of any team.

The Pro Bowl is being played before the Super Bowl for the first time. Both games will be at Dolphin Stadium in Miami, the Pro Bowl on Jan. 31, the Super Bowl on Feb. 7.