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StateProperty 11-07-2013 12:49 PM

I Used To Love This Game
 
http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/99...uilty-pleasure

Pretty good article

-p.tiddy- 11-07-2013 01:04 PM

Re: I Used To Love This Game
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by StateProperty


Just browsed the article but I am suffering from this now...just this morning on ESPN there was a segment on how Tony Dorsett is becoming near brain dead :(

Afer watching the PBS special, think it was called "League of Denial", it sealed the deal for me never allowing my son to play tackle football...not until he is in high school anyway...Pee Wee league was shown to be the worst time to have your brain rattled around.

I love watching Adrian Peterson, but every time he takes a hard hit now I can't help but to think "wow he is going to have severe mental issues later on"...and that really sucks :(



I'll say this though, GOING FORWARD...as long as I feel like every player in the NFL is aware of the risks, and has STILL made the decision to play on their own, as an adult...then that makes it a lot easier.

It should be viewed the same as smoking...smokers KNOW they are at high risk of cancer and still smoke...if NFL players KNOW they are at high risk for poor mental health and still play then it is on them...they made that choice

RoundMoundOfReb 11-07-2013 01:53 PM

Re: I Used To Love This Game
 
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Originally Posted by -p.tiddy-
It should be viewed the same as smoking...smokers KNOW they are at high risk of cancer and still smoke...if NFL players KNOW they are at high risk for poor mental health and still play then it is on them...they made that choice


This.

irondarts 11-07-2013 09:06 PM

Re: I Used To Love This Game
 
I'm currently reading the new book League of Denial (which the PBS doc was based on) - Really, really sad stuff.


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