Generally people think that the NFL should adjust the game, and its rules to increase player safety, statistics clearly show that too much adjusting has been done and the NFL is suffering because of it. Too many rules have been changed for player safety and the current changes being discussed, like getting rid of the kickoff, are going to far and the game is not like it was. Players sign contracts and are aware of the risks they put themselves at when playing the game of football at a professional level. Referees are throwing more flags and the NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell, is handing out a record high of fines. These adjustments by the National Football League are going too far and some rule changes need to be reverted back to their previous rules.
According to the New York Times journalist Alan Schwarz, he suggests, “The N.F.L.’s concussion studies have faced questions since they were published” (“N.F.L.’s Flawed Concussion Research and Ties to Tobacco Industry”). The NFL has formed a committee to conduct researches on concussions and its effects, although many data and researches are flawed and concealed from the public. Alan Schwarz also commented, “Confidential data obtained by The Times shows that more than 100 diagnosed concussions were omitted from the studies” (Schwarz). In order for NFL to fully gain profit without any backlashes on “not conducting a research” from the public, the NFL decided to create a study based on falsified information and omitted data. As a result, fans and even doctors was unaware of the situation on concealment.
One author argued that football was a manifestation of humanity’s primal bloodlust; another stressed that brutish play preserved the Machismo ideal. All the books, however, seemed to draw a common conclusion: football’s tolerance for ferocity was systemic. I had a hunch that this culture of violence was far-reaching, but I needed specific evidence to prove it. To explore society’s role, I returned to JumboSearch and tracked down sources beyond the Tisch Stacks. I read into the bounty scandal that rocked the NFL, and tracked down initial reports and policy statements issued in response by League officials.
New regulations for the NFL has made the game safer for these professional athletes.
In the 2017 NFL season there was only a few players actually approve to where the zero1 helmet (Richard Sherman, Alex Smith, and Jadeveon Clowney are among the NFLers expected to wear the Zerol this season.) Other sports are redesign helmets for other sports, such as lacrosse and hockey. Tackling should not be banned because concussion , football dirty hitters should be ejected for that game. NFL dirty hitter can be sued or either sue the league if it is really bad head injury such as Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).Yet the prohibited keeps happening and, it seems, to a higher degree, because the referee are not really doing their jobs ejecting players that are breaking the NFL
With many rule changes and progressive steps to prevent concussions the NFL knows there’s an issue but to make that issue the main focal point of what already is known to be a violent game isn’t rational. Brain injuries and concussions happen in every sport, the NFL is
Roger Cordell the commissioner of the NFL needs to repel this rule because it is not right to give the defense an advantage. It wouldn`t be much fun to play ageist a defense that always wins. Even if so the game would be very boring because the defense wouldn’t let the offense go ant where. The NFL has many more unnecessary rules and hopefully most of thin will be reaped and never talked about again. But ever though there are these rules we still have to play football.
NFL Concerned with Health or Wealth Football is the most popular sport in the United States. It is a part of school and college life, and everyone wants to try it out. It is the most lucrative professional sport, with the day Super Bowl Sunday functioning as an unofficial holiday. NFL (National Football League) does provide entertainment, but it has a dark secret that the NFL does not want anyone to know. They deny having any connection with CTE.
Although Some people say that professional athletes should not be banned for breaking the law and/or doing jail time because of how many great athletes have gotten in trouble with the law and came back to win big awards. An example of this is former NFL Quarterback Michael Vick excelled at quarterback, transforming the position in his six years with the Atlanta Falcons. He also became notorious to the general public for his involvement in a dog fighting ring, for which he plead guilty to felony charges and spent 21 months in federal prison. Vick returned to the NFL in 2009, playing for the Philadelphia Eagles which in 2010 Vick won The Comeback Player of The Year Award for his great play with the Eagles in 2010 (2009-2013), New York Jets (2014) and Pittsburgh Steelers (2015). Vick showed signs of his former greatness, but played primarily as a backup until 2015.
An online survey of 1,000 people conducted by ESPN in Northern California of early August did find that 57 percent of parents said the concussion problem made them less likely to let their sons play in youth leagues (Emmons, 2012). Over 3,200 retired NFL players have sued the NFL over the long-term effects of their head trauma days. Through suing the NFL they seek compensation for the information that was withheld from them about their protection. Studies show that concussions represent almost 9 percent of injuries in nine major high school sports. Although football is a rather violent sport it can still be while relatively safe when coached and monitored properly.
For years, the use of performance-enhancing drugs has haunted all levels of sport, baseball taking the majority of the publicity. Many have lost sight of the fact that baseball players are not the only athletes that face this life threatening addiction. Due to the amount of padding they have to wear, football players can easily disguise their size therefore keeping them from receiving scrutiny from the public. This has allowed more and more players to look to PEDs in order to gain an edge over their opponents. The issue spans to not only the professional level, but the high school and collegiate divisions as well. Because the National Football League sits on a higher platform, they bring in an exceptional amount of money compared to that
A MLB player was suspended a whole year, and put into jail for 2 months because he was using illegal drugs banned in the US. A NFL superstar was suspended for a week after doing a live video on Instagram showing his own players in the locker room after the game. He was suspended by his team for showing videos of his own players changing after a game. It was inappropriate video of his teammates, and it was not right.
Michael Vick (QB for Atlanta Falcons) was convicted on the terms of animal cruelty and was sentenced to 22 months in Prison. Ben Roethlisberger (QB for Pittsburgh Steelers) was found guilty for sexual harassment and was suspended for 6 games (later brought down to 4). Looking at the article “Race and Crime in Media Sports” we can see the clear cut definition of
Also, parents are getting more concerned about their children getting to sucked in with the taunts and showboating. It is a problem that will never go away. The NFL is now stating that if you make a big play to spin the ball on the ground in celebration can result in a 15-yard penalty. Cam newton also almost got a fine because of his rude and disrespectful behavior.