(Pruitt, Kim 2004) The players group is unlikely to engage in yielding techniques due to their perception of the engagement in the conflict as morally right and due to their use of legal representatives as representatives of a group are less likely to yield for fear of disappointing the group they represent. (Pruitt, Kim 2004) It is unclear whether the recent changes to the game (efforts to move kickoff line, penalties for head hits) to increase safety are driven by the NFL’s concern ultimately for player safety or for good public relations. The NFL has stated its dedication to player safety and that these changes are a demonstration of
There should be no difference, and the variations indicate significant gaps in the regulations provided by the NFL. Additionally, following the idea that concussions are evaluated, monitored, and governed inappropriately, the regulations and authoritative relationships influence the players’ health decisions in certain situations. According to Robeson and King, “one of the return-to-play stipulations is that players are encouraged to be candid [with team physicians]” therefore expecting players to “self-diagnose” (339). This regulation is inadequate because the rule forces a player to choose between loyalty to his team and the importance of keeping himself healthy. He will choose to play and “take one for the team” rather than being looked at by an unbiased physician who tells him he cannot re-enter the game (Robeson and King 335).
Lately, the NFL has been under intense public scrutiny for the way it disciplines the actions of players, and rightly so. Famous NFL players, such as Tom Brady and Greg Hardy, have been subject to the debatable methods the NFL uses when disciplining its top athletes. Undoubtedly, the National Football League as a whole, as well as its commissioner, Roger Goodell, have drastically declined in popularity in the past year due to these numerous controversial decisions. One of the main problems with the NFL’s disciplinary process is that it determines players guilty without almost any evidence. One of the most recent examples of this is the case of Tom Brady and the deflated footballs in the AFC Championship game of 2015.
Since scientist have begun studying the effects of concussions on the brain with professional football players it has become apparent that concussions can lead to permanent brain damage and memory loss. Also, studies show that because of the speed and hits they receive every day, retired football players have developed brain diseases and short term memory which has made their lives a blight. Since the link of concussions to brain damage has been made, the NFL has made changes in the league to prevent these traumatic diseases. The league has changed the way they practice on the field and even the equipment they use. Even though there is no definite answer to solving the serious amounts of concussive cases in football, the game of football still goes on and precautions are being taken to prevent dramatic
Mr. J. Hirby of lawdictionary.org states: Many professional athletes take steroids illegally, which not only represent a potential felony convictions but may also result in permanent career damages. People take steroids because it helps them build muscle quickly and perform more effectively at top levels. However, they are considered cheating by many sports enthusiasts, and they are banned from use because no organization wants to lend its support to a practice that leads to severe health risks for the sake of improved athletic performance (Hirby). This quote stated above describes how it is in-fact cheating to use steroids in pro sports as believed by sport enthusiasts and many fans. The quote also draws bag to reason number two.
Recently, with and without the power of instant replay, college and professional football officials have been making outlandish calls that have changed the outcome of games. The NCAA and the NFL actually suspended the referees for one game and sent out letters to the teams saying that their was a mistake, and they should have won the game. These athletes have dreams of making Superbowls, high quality bowl games and the college football playoffs by earning the right to play in them with great team play. Now, with the power that the officials have been given with instant replay and with simply making bad calls; they have been taking away the players dreams that they rightfully earned with many years of dedication and hard work. The officials
Football is a very intense sport with a lot of physical contact. Tackling, a crucial part of football, is detrimental to children who are still growing, and can result in cognitive damage, developmental decline, and many other problems that may arise later in life. While some claim that tackle football is a long standing American tradition, and a good sport for young children, it is my firm belief that the physical and cognitive damage done is far more damaging than playing football is beneficial. Tackling and collisions in football can damage a child’s cognitive ability quite drastically. This is made evident in the article by Deborah Netburn titled “Study of former NFL players highlights risk of tackling too young,” which says “Researchers
1) Koch 's article relies heavily on pathos. How is his article designed to make the reader feel? Why did he design it this way? Koch 's article is designed to make the reader feel guilty for underappreciating retired football players. Koch designed this article in this particular way to gain sympathy for the struggle football players go through to play the game so many rave about.
Tom Brady claimed that he had no knowledge of the game balls being deflated and would give his full cooperation to the investigation; however, this was likely not true. In the NFL, each team provides their own footballs, so the biggest issue other than the simple fact of cheating, was that deflating the balls would have only benefited Tom Brady and the Patriots. Deflating footballs allows the quarterback to grip the ball easier, along with making the football easier to catch. This is especially true in tough whether conditions – like there were during this particular championship game. Even though Brady stated that he was not involved in this scandal, he acted very suspiciously in the days and weeks after.
Football: The Injury Hysteria As the years have gone by the National Football League has become more and more aware of the devastating side effects due to injuries, especially those of which occur to the head. Due to the rising interest in football related injuries and head trauma the game of football has undergone many changes to minimalize these effects. Whether it has been advancements in rehabilitation techniques, equipment, or simple rule changes the game is becoming safer for everyone involved. Although the necessary precautions have been implemented the players are still fearful about the long term effects football could potentially have on their future. With the new information coming to light after the Junior Seau suicide players