Effects Of Borderline Violence In Sports

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A perfect example of using brutal body contact in sports is when Michael Vick played for the Eagles and took a took a hard hit from New England Patriots defensive end Jermaine Cunningham, Vick had injured his ribs, which led to Vick leaving the game and having an MRI and CT Scan (Hanzus, 2012). An example of using borderline violence is when the NHL San Jose Sharks and the St. Louis Blues players fought at the end of their playoff series in 2012 (Murtz, 2012). A recent example of quasi-criminal violence is when Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones reacted to Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper shoving him very hard and Jones shoved Cooper to the ground, pulled Cooper’s helmet off, and slammed Cooper’s head into the helmet (La Canfora, …show more content…
In contact sports, a player is already expect to use extreme physical force and violence just to get the job done, so many of the players feels it part of the normalization process of getting a concussions, arthritis, brain trauma, bone fractures, torn ligaments, and other injuries in the sports that they play because many players before have experienced and still are experiencing those effects (Coakley, 2015). The factors of gender, social class, and age are definitely involved because many male athletes don’t want to acknowledge the fact that they have concussion or injury of some type because of their pride and they know it might allow them to play the sport they love. When a professional athletes aren’t able to play sports because of their injuries, the won’t have any direct income, which causes them to drop down into a lower class than they once was in and makes it harder for them to pay medical bills. Pain and injuries can happen at any age and get worse as time goes on, especially with young children. When young athletes in high schools and youth leagues participated in these sports, schools districts, college football conferences and athletic departments, and other sport organizations that sponsor football teams and programs must create policies and procedures that inform …show more content…
It is very difficult to determine if the rate of assault and sexual assault is higher or lower between groups of people and high profile sports, but according to Todd Crosset’s 1999 review, there were more sexual assaults with male intercollegiate athletes than other male students, but because of background differences between athletes and students made the data difficult to interpret and not statistically significant (Coakley, 2015). There are many things about playing sports and being an athlete that might contribute to problematic assault rates such as thinking all women are groupies, earn respect from other athletes in so called elite groups to prove their manhood, and personal problems going on between an athlete, coach, teammates, or organization. Some athletes believe if they show aggression towards women in front of their teammates, no matter if it’s their wives or girlfriends, they are going to earn a lot of respect from their teammates, fit in their social and cultural class, and be considered a man and not a pushover or lover boy. There are some athletes that think every nice woman that’s a fan of theirs wants to sleep with them. An example of how athletes think every woman is a groupie is when Kobe Bryant had sex with a 20-year-old woman in Colorado and the women filed a sexual assault charge on him, which the case got

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