Just a little bit more pressure and intimidation from sponsors and the players union, and I fully expect Goodell to append an addendum to his statement that the NFL also believes that police and white people suck.
Can’t everyone see that the NFL isn’t reacting to new information, but only trying to repair its own image?
Playing pro football isn’t good for you, and if the studies ultimately prove that ex-NFL players are really likely continue breathing as long as the rest of us despite their brain injuries, that just helps us understand why they have been killing themselves.
Despite mounting evidence that every single NFL player is putting his brain, health, and life at grave risk by allowing the relentless head trauma that is an unavoidable part of the game, The NFL Commissioner feels he must claim otherwise.
The NFL’s Commissioner did the right thing. I didn’t think he’d have the guts. I was wrong.
It doesn’t. But I can.
Welcome to the NFL, our greatest pro sports ethics corrupter.
The evil that men do lives after them, the good is oft interred with their bones…
This is historically, tragically, operatically stupid. World War I stupid. The only thing stupider that I can think of right now is for us to refuse to call it what it is.
“What is the “systemic reform regarding race in America” that the George Floyd protests purport to be seeking?” It increasingly appears that more discrimination is the answer.