It's a shameful thing that as a society we allow our fellow citizens to jeopardize their future for immediate glory.
“That’s what the NFL is banking on these next few years—hypocrisy,
basically—as more stories emerge about the tortured lives of retired
players. Many of them can’t walk, sit down or remember anything. Some
battle debilitating headaches and gulp down pills like they’re peanuts. A
few weeks ago, Jim McMahon confessed in an interview that his
short-term memory was gone, then admitted he wouldn’t even remember the
interview as he was giving it. You hear these things, you sigh,
you feel remorse, you forget … and then you go back to looking forward
to the next football season.”
Seems more important than under-inflated footballs.
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