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Argumentative Essay On Concussions

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Researched Argument Essay One of the most loved sports in America is professional football; however, it is one of the most dangerous sports. The endless amounts of concussions and head related injuries does not deter the players or fans. The few who are fortunate enough to play in the National Football League typically retire with early-onset Alzheimer’s because of the multiple head injuries they have encountered throughout their career. A few football players have committed suicide because of the brain injuries they receive while playing. To say football is dangerous to one’s health is an understatement. Football is known to be a contact sport that causes many head injuries. According to CNN.com, “The 2015 total was 271, a figure that includes …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that professional football is one of the most dangerous sports in america. the endless amounts of concussions and head related injuries does not deter the players or fans.
  • Explains that football is a contact sport that causes many head injuries. concussions are common in the national football league because players will do whatever it takes to stop the opposing team.
  • Explains that men who retire from the nfl are more prone to neurodegenerative diseases than those who don't play professional football.
  • Explains that constant blows to the head can cause athletes to take their own lives. o. j. murdock was the sixth nfl player to commit suicide in two years.
  • Explains that not all nfl players retire with brain injuries; however, most do. the nfl gives money to those who research brain injury, but that has not stopped the amount of concussions from rising in the nfl.

CNN states, “Studies have linked repeated concussions in football players to chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disease with Alzheimer's-like symptoms” (CNN). The average football player does not live into his seventies. This is primarily caused by head injuries such as concussions. Men who play professional football are more physically fit than men who do not; however, they do suffer more brain injuries than men who do not play football. Constant blows to the head during can also cause the athletes to take their own life. In Nina Burleigh’s article she states, “O. J. Murdock shot himself in a car and died at age twenty-five, becoming the sixth NFL player to commit suicide in two years” (Burleigh 610). Concussions do not only cause physical pain, for they can cause mental pain too. Studies have linked brain injuries, such as concussions, to depression and suicide. Over time, constantly getting hit in the head can cause traumatic brain injuries. Not all NFL players retire with brain injuries; however, most of them do. This is a concern for many parents and fans of NFL players. The NFL gives money to those who research brain injuries; however, that has not stopped the amount of concussions from rising in the NFL. Change may not be able to start in the National level, but people can start to change the rules of football in their

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