Concussions On The National Football League Essay

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Concussions in The National Football League

The NFL has a major issue at hand, that is concussions and the lifelong effects they have had on players in all levels of the game, this is not the first time the league has found its self in this situation and it must once again ‘’adapt’’ in order to get through this dark period. In recent years the National Football League (NFL) has been in hot water after concussions, a traumatic brain injury, has surfaced as a result of the growth in medical sciences in sports. Players are developing a disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) a disease that impairs memory and emotional control. This disease has caused many players to live a life of suffering and is very sad to many families that have to see their loved ones live with the disease. Consequently creating hundreds of lawsuits against the NFL by the families. After all football has been in this situation before and it will adapt once again to survive. So just how will the NFL fix this problem? And is football to much of a danger to be played?

Ever since the creation of football on November 6th, 1869 it was been criticized for its violent nature. In 1905 it was almost entirely banned from the country. During that time Theodore Roosevelt saved football from possible extinction, fighting against a prohibition movement that wanted to ban the sport (miller 1). Football was almost abolished forever because of this movement. Teddy Roosevelt believed the sport was good…

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