Robeson and King believe that the “inquiry into the growing controversy over concussions and football clearly shows that many decisions have been made in the absence of critically important information” (334). If concussions are a natural consequence of football, then the National Football League would have been willing to better inform their athletes by “[revealing] data from its own sponsored research” after they settled disputes in 2013 with about 4,500 disgruntled players and families; a settlement that cost the league about $765 million” (Robeson and King 335). Any decision made when a person has not experienced full disclosure is not informed (Robeson and King 334). Concussions should not be considered a common conclusion of contact sports should athletes be inadequately
It seems that every week players are getting injured and carted off the field and statistics show that concussions had risen 32 percent between the 2014-2015 seasons, that is 271 concussions in the 2015 season compared to 206 in 2014. There was also an increase of ACL and MCL injuries between the 2014-2015 seasons, although the change was not as drastic. These statistics from ESPN show that there might be a better way to play the game but the leagues and programs insist that the players know the risks of what they are doing. As hundreds of thousands of sports concussions continue to happen every year, the issue has gathered people who say that the leagues/programs should do more and others who say that concussions and getting injured are just
In conclusion, I believe that football is a dangerous sport to play. The players suffer from head trauma, and C.T.E. The best way to try to reduce the number of injuries in football is to do less workouts and drills during practice. If it was up to me I would continue to let high school students play football. It shows that these students have passion and a love for this sport and regardless of the pain that comes with it why take that
However, these brand new policies are now being used to determine punishments for infractions that occurred while the old policies were still in place, which directly affects players such as Greg Hardy of the Dallas Cowboys, who are on trial for cases of domestic violence. Recently, Hardy’s punishment has been reduced from the original ten game suspension to a four game suspension, after the arbitrator, Harold Henderson stated that “ten games was simply too much” (McManus, 2015). This may not satisfy Hardy, however, because under the NFL’s old disciplinary policies, this misdemeanor would have constituted for no more than a two game suspension. This case makes evident just how skewed the NFL’s decision making process is when dealing with disciplinary actions. Fans of the Cowboys are thrilled about the reduction in Hardy’s suspension because Hardy is an invaluable asset to the Cowboys’ defense, so he is desperately needed if the Cowboys are to have a winning season.
With players getting injured and with most of them being head injuries. “As many as 40% of retired NFL players may have brain injuries, which may impair the ability to perform most jobs.” it's not only head injuries that affect these NFL players that were forced to retire due to their injury “Chronic bone or muscle problems can prevent retired NFL players from seeking jobs requiring the strength they once possessed.” a life after the NFL for players that were forced out not by choice is not easy by any means even the players that are still able to work a lot of their egos can't take the knowledge of them working a regular job, which then leads to psychological problems. With all the injuries that these football players endure later on in life they may need a surgery or some sort of medical treatment and for what was once affordable is no longer for them. When it's a surgery that they need they have to get it and they are stuck with no help or
Head Injuries In American Football Since the beginning of American football, concussions have been a big problem with players in high school, college, and the National Football League. Concussions have led to the end of many players football careers and in some cases, their lives. People that are in college and the NFL continue, playing even though they are risking their lives just for a little fame. Today football players play the game to make money and just because of their love for the sport. Football concussions can lead to brain injuries or other serious health issues that can be fatal.
I wouldn’t want to have that scary feeling of losing my son every time I saw him on the football field. Therefore, I would not give my son permission to play football because it causes concussions and bodily injuries, promotes violence and causes permanent brain damage and death. One of my reasons that my son would not be able to play football is because it leads to violence. It has proven that ¨Ray Rice a NFL player beat his wife-to-be.¨ This is very clear from a mom’s perspective that the things you enjoy can affect your love ones and cause them damage as well. At this point I feel like it would be hard to control yourself when you have suffered from hits on the head.
First, in football it is a very dangerous sport that leads to many injuries such as concussions. Concussions are a specific type of head injury people can suffer a strong force hits another person’s head. “Nearly 1,500 high school football players in Missouri suffered concussions in 2012…” (Kansas City Star). 1,500 is a enormous number of high schoolers, and they all had a concussion. Second, I would
(Stanford, n.d.) Concussions are a big issue when it comes to football. More than 56.8% of all concussions in high school are from football (Momsteam, 2013). Football is the main cause of concussions and head injuries. This shows that injuries, like concussions, are very likely when playing football. Knee injuries are pretty common and can take
In all three sports stories, the outcome was basically the same; because of the referees poor calls, the team that deserved to win the game lost, and that made the players and fans feel terrible. They were like funerals, sad and painful. Therefore, in today 's era many teams are losing when they rightfully won the game, and this should not be happening. The NCAA and NFL should only send officials that they know are going to make consistent and competent calls. If the referees make big mistakes, they should be suspended for more than just one game.
It seems like we cannot watch a sport without aggression, fight or conflict that often occur during a sporting event between a couple of players or teams. In last three years the MLB, college football, NFL and the NBA have had some of their worst cases of violence. Is it because players are getting paid more and more money? According to “The Daily Cardinal Article,” the average salary of an NFL player is $1.9 million, while players are usually only getting fined a few tens of thousands of dollars for bringing brain damage to another human