NFL to hire ex-ATF boss Todd Jones

Roger Goodell has informed NFL owners that Todd Jones, the former director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, will soon join the league as special counsel for conduct, a league source confirmed to ESPN.

Jones is a former U.S. Attorney for Minnesota and was a Marine infantry officer.

Lisa Friel, a former New York District Attorney's office sex crimes prosecutor, was also named NFL special counsel for investigations.

According to a source, Goodell decided to split the role for the NFL's conduct czar. Jones will apply and administer the personal conduct policy that applies to all NFL employees, while Friel will professionalize the investigations process.

Jones' pending appointment by the NFL was reported earlier Monday by the New York Post.