NFL Concussion Case

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NFL Concussion Case
The lawsuits made against the NFL are rising topics in today's mainstream media. The NFL is being accused of failing to provide information linking football related head injuries to permanent memory loss, brain damage, and other long term health issues related to concussions. Many former players have came forward who were diagnosed with some type of health issue, which were medically said to be caused by repeated blows to the head and concussions they have obtained throughout their professional football careers. Some even developing (CTE) Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy which is a neurodegenerative disease found in people who have had multiple head injuries. Therefore, NFL players who have suffered multiple brain injuries …show more content…

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and head officials have gotten together and came up with rules that will limit the number of head injuries and according to Jack Feder, “ In the next 4 years, you can expect a 17% drop in overall injuries”( “NFL Changes Rules for Safety” ). However, theses rules will prohibit players from doing certain actions, but still has to maintain the game's integrity. Some examples of some rules changes would be like when a player loses his helmet, the play is immediately whistled dead. These type of changes will prevent players from receiving unnecessary head injuries and prioritize their safety a little more while still keeping the rough and violent aspect of the …show more content…

Some may say that football is a sport where injuries are expected and whoever decides to play the sport needs to take that into consideration.Physicality is all part of the game. I don't think you can take away all the contact and forcible head hits out of this game. Many players and former players accept that. While we all love safety, at some point football has got to be football. This explains how some of these rule changes take away the main aspect of football. Football is a physical and barbaric sport that these men are playing. And limiting them from what they can and can’t do takes that away. This does not defeat the fact that the NFL still needs to protect and attempt to prevent their players from receiving any types of brain injuries. But the changing of rules and regulations seems to be too much and changes the way football is played in a negative

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