May 3, 2012

The NFL is getting sued

The shoe keeps dropping for the NFL. First Junior Seau, now over 100 former NFL players are suing the league saying that it didn't protect them from concussions. Uh-oh...

More than 100 former NFL players have filed a federal lawsuit in Atlanta claiming that pro football didn't properly protect its players from concussions.

The plaintiffs in the lawsuit include former Atlanta Falcon Jamal Anderson, ex-Georgia star Lindsey Scott and veteran quarterback Don Majkowski.

The lawsuit, filed Thursday in federal court in Georgia, claims the league failed to protect NFL players from brain injuries linked to football-related concussions.

The problem with football is that the players have gotten bigger, stronger, faster and equipment can only do so much. With medical advances able to quantify brain damage and issues with concussions, I would expect things to only get worse for the NFL. You're looking at more lawsuits, a negative connotation and perhaps rules enacted to reduce hits - which fans will be pissed about. It's becoming more and more a no-win situation for the NFL.

The sad part is the players are partly to blame. How many of them went into the game when they were woozy or lightheaded. Football is violent sport and we have to decide whether we want our athletes to suffer the consequences or change the sport as a whole. The National Flag Football League?

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