According to “Upfront” magazine they state in the article” Hard Knocks” that fifty percent of Americans don’t want their children to play football, because it involves tackling, which results in injuries. A typical High School football player receives an estimation of six hundred hits on the head, per season, according to the University of Michigan’s Neurotrauma Research Laboratory. Nine thousand and five hundred concussions were among teenage football players in the United States and at least eight died this year. Football has the highest rate of catastrophic head injuries. Researchers have proved that children who play football before the age of twelve are most likely to develop memory problems.
Concussions are a big fear in any sport from ice hockey to cheerleading. That is why sports players should get a regular check-up for concussions. One of the main problems are that deaths are occurring from unaware parents or trainers. A young man that played in maryland died at the prime of his life because of head trauma. The investigation states that the man had a four hour practice that included multiple helmet to helmet collisions.
19 year old McCaan Utu recently murdered his mother and brother, but his friends and family members said the McCaan they knew would never do that. In 2013, McCaan was playing basketball for Plano West High School when he was injured with a concussion, and later he had another concussion in 2014. After both concussions friends and family said his personality changed negatively. School sports are too dangerous because athletes are pressured to play aggressive and through pain, which can have a negative effect on their future.
Cullen would continue to work at 8 other hospitals where he killed most of his patients with digoxin, a powerful heart medication that causes a complete heart block when overdosed (60 minutes). Charles Cullen became killer and was not born one. Growing up without a father affected him negatively because it increased his risk for alcohol abuse, mental illness, criminality, and suicide (Photius, p.1) Cullen grew up poor in a large family raised by a single mother. He was suicidal from the age of nine.
Many students feel as if there is no one to turn to because their parents and other adults did not undergo this excessive amount of stress when they were young. The anxiety is so crippling some think there is no hope that things will get better, or they are worried they will let their parents down that the easiest solution is dying. Stress in high school is a problem that leads many teens and children to suicide, and Robbins highlights this with the statistics
Gabriel Sayegh starts his Ted talk by claiming that 20 years ago he was a meth user and abuser. He used methamphetamine as a high schooler, struggled to stayed in school, got into many fights, and barely graduated high school. He ended up abusing meth because he was feeling emotional pain and eventually his tolerance went up from using higher doses. Eventually, he realized that his life has no value to it and that he was no longer getting high off meth since his tolerance was so high. He decided to stop doing meth and go to community college far away, which helped him get away from the drug induced environment he was in.
Also maybe you kid is in high school and is a star player and is getting all kinds of scholarships and the last game he break his femur? Than all the scholarships are out the window and he 's in a wheelchair for a while and needs physical therapy to walk again. The evidence is that people have had long term injuries and lost their career, and your kid would be devastated because he just lost all of those scholarships. In conclusion, what i 'm trying to say is i don 't think you should let your kid play football.
At the beginning of my junior year of high school I got a concussion while playing soccer. I had to miss two weeks of school before the pediatrician I saw for the injury cleared me to go back to school. Coming back to school after the concussion and what followed was by far the hardest challenge I’ve had to overcome. It wasn’t making up the work from my absence or being back at school for the first time in two weeks that was challenging. The reason it was so incredibly difficult for me to come back to school was that when I returned I kept getting excruciatingly painful headaches.
Four-year athletic scholarships are not real, they are extended or refreshed every year . For example, an athlete can play on a team for two years, tear his or her hamstring, and have their scholarship ended . He will not have any money to get back into school and he most likely will not have a job because of the time he spent training during the year (Deutsch). Offseason training makes it difficult to do anything even when school is out (“The Ongoing Debate…”). A lot of class time is missed by athletes when they are travelling to and playing games.
Whether the reason for banning The Catcher in the Rye in school was for its unapologetic portrayal of underage drinking or a mental breakdown it remained just out of reach of the hands of those who could identify with it the most. How can protection in this form be any beneficial if statistically the students understand part of what Holden Caulfield the trouble protagonist is going through? Over 1.2 million students drop out of High School every year, that’s 7,000 a year. The tipping point of Caulfield 's break down that sent him into a downwards spiral or binge drinking and smoking.
At recess, I am one of the good doctors, and a couple seventh graders are the doctors who made mistakes. The result was seventh and eighth grade can no longer mix in sports. The main issue that I hate at our school, is that whenever there is a problem with only a few people, everyone loses their privileges. During a week of soccer games last year, a few sixth graders (now seventh graders) were mad that some of the now-eighth graders were playing soccer with them, their solution was to be as aggressive as possible so that we would just leave.
PBS and Frontline News published several articles covering injuries and mostly concussions in the NFL and how this injury has affected hundreds of players years after their glory days in the league. “NFL Retirement Board rules Mike Webster permanently disabled.” “The NFL Retirement Board rules that Mike Webster’s head injuries from his years playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs left him “totally and permanently” disabled as “the result of head injuries he suffered as a football player.” The head injuries Mike Webster received during his 24 years in the league ended up not only messing him up mentally but most definitely physically later on after his career. Depending on how well you keep your body in shape and how well you are able to prevent as ridiculous as it sounds, head injuries
Andre Smith, 17, died from getting hit in the head during a football game. He was hit on the last play of the game, was able to walk off but later collapsed on the sidelines (Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office n.p.). Andre was the seventh person out of eight to die this year. In 2014 five players died and in the past 10 years, at least three players have died each year from hits to the head. Analyst think the reason for having more fatalities in high school than in professional is because of how many people are in the sport.
The NFL was still in denial of the epidemic, and that put many players in serious danger. Unfortunately, Seau is just one of the many players that suffer from this brain condition. Dave Duerson was a safety that was a part of the 85’ Bears team. Duerson went on to win one more Super Bowl, and get elected to four straight Pro Bowls.
In the article “The Tragic Risk of An American Obsession.” In Time Magazine by Sean Gregory asks the question, how much brain injury can we accept? This question is triggered when a high schooler dies of a brain injury that occurred during a football game. Gregory goes into detail about how football is a dangerous game, the repercussions of playing football, and how we can make it safer. Football is a dangerous sport.