Now, one might argue that because of the fact that the NFL ignored the fact that concussions were an issue that they have no right to continue operating. However, that was the mistake of Tagliabue, a former commissioner. Robert Goodell, the current commissioner, has actually put forward a conscious effort to, among other things, protect the livelihood of the players. Opponents to the NFL may also argue that it took an external force to bring light to the situation; however it is very likely that eventually an internal case would have been undertaken, and the same results would have been found, equally unbiased. Finally, critics on the handling of the issue may claim that concussions are still very much a threat in the NFL.
The National Football League should be held responsible for the head injuries caused to players, because the improvement of equipment, such as helmets is possible through the use of technology. As a consequence of the physical contact that is required in the National Football League, there are a great number of players that have come to face brain injuries during or after their careers. Many players have productive careers in the National Football League, which help lead to them developing horrific health issues. The players of the National Football League play with great effort and passion until they are physically incapable. In the book, “Slow Getting Up”, author Nate Jackson gives insight to how, “In the NFL, you are alive until you are dead” (Jackson 7).
The NFL should research more on CTE and discover ways to prevent it. One way could be providing safety gear that could protect the players from concussions, which is a major cause of CTE. The NFL should also accept that there is a connection between playing football and getting CTE. Our brains are not genetically engineered to sustain an impact on our cranium, so players who suffer a concussion in a game should not be let back into the game until proper treatment is provided. Until this happens we cannot trust the NFL on anything they
The book Concussion focuses on the dangers of concussions in football and exposes the NFL to its audience for neglecting what concussions were doing to their players. In the book Concussion the author Jeanne Marie Laskas uses Logos and Analogy to persuade NFL players, families, and fans that the NFL should be discredited for endangering NFL players and to spread awareness about the dangers of Football. In the Book Concussion Jeanne Laskas uses statistics in the book to spread awareness about the dangers of football. “ The G-Force for a football being knocked out is about 60-90 G’s to compare a fighter pilot will pass out at 5 or 6 G’s but that’s over a long period of time” (Laskas 164) This shows over a period of time the number of hits will add up and causes problems in the head, and that it’s possibly more dangerous being an NFL player than being a
It is their faults, I mean, if they do not want to get hut then they should not be a part of it. People need to understand that Football is a dangerous sport ,and stop blaming the NFL, for all the injuries that the players have had. Yes, players head butt, Yes, players tackle, Yes, they are going to get hurt. That is just Football. If the men who play football already know, that their going to get hurt, just let them play.
Overall concussion is something that you can not go around. flag vs tackling .”While the NFL has been battling high-profile lawsuits and headlines connecting football and concussions, youth leagues in the Tampa Bay area and across the country are left with their trickle-down effects”. ( baker) Flag football has grown over the past years. In many players eyes tackling need to be ban for the safety of our kids I the little league . The danger of concussions are very high in football, but helmet safety has reduces the risks of concussion.
I’m a big football fan, but I have to tell you if I had a son, I’d have think long and hard before I let him play football,” says President Obama (Fox News). The debate of whether or not football should be banned started with this speech given by President Obama. Recently, studies have shown that a large number of hits may cause more brain damage than a handful of concussions. Although people think banning football will decrease the amount of teen deaths and concussions; football should not be banned because it is just as dangerous as any other high school sports, many people would lose their job if it was banned, and football and sports help keep kids off the street. Football should not be banned because it is just as dangerous as any other
Can we make this sport safe without ruining the thrill? Solving this problem involves not only educating the public, but also eliminating head-first tackles and providing better equipment. Undoubtedly, football is a difficult, treacherous sport but currently no measures are being taken to improve players’ safety. Small things could make a big difference in the NFL. People are getting hurt before our very eyes, and we don’t do a thing about it, we should be appalled our lack of action and let it motivate us to make improvements and needed
Omalu’s CTE findings and the resistance that he received from the NFL when trying to bring his results public. His results showcased that numerous former NFL player’s brains had CTE. Nonetheless, the NFL still tried to deny the correlation between head injuries and football. A majority of people have either watched football, played it, or knows someone who has. With this notion of football’s popularity, the idea of safety needs to be in his or her thought process nearly at the same level with how fun or exciting the game is.
Farrah, I knew football was definitely a very dangerous sport, but I was unaware of the extinct to which it can impact a player 's life. The fact that the sport can cause irreversible brain damage is a serious matter that should be taken much more seriously. Although football is a sport enjoyed by many, people should consider the risk these players are taking for other 's enjoyment.
Goodell on several occasions has only punished players who take headshots, with fines ranging from $50,000 to $150,000 (according to ESPN), issued to multi-millionaire players, This policy gives no incentive for players to stop, for example player for the Miami Dolphins Matt Moore’s concussion. According to the NFL and NFL players association, the Dolphins medical staff did not follow proper protocol when handling Moore’s concussion. Moore was bleeding from the mouth after taking a hit to the head by a Pittsburgh steelers linebacker. Mouth bleeding is a major sign of a concussion, even after discovery