Essay On Concussion Issues In Football

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When ordering our organs by importance, the brain reigns supreme. This gray and squishy blob virtually controls all bodily functions both voluntary and involuntary. Without it, life would cease to exist. The athletes realize the risk of injury when he or she signs up. The athletes complete physicals to make sure they’re safe to compete. Parents, athletes, coaches, and all equipment regulations do what’s possible to prevent injury; however, the only instance that can prevent injuries from happening at all is not playing. One of the most serious injuries is a concussion. While one seems rather harmless, the effects can be both life altering and life ending. Since the early 2000s, the national epidemic has skyrocketed. More and more players are…show more content…
The NFL spent decades trying to cover any potential links between CTE and other head issues and the sport of football. The NFL denied any results and misinformed players about the long term effects of football. The reasoning behind their wrongdoing is clear: they needed to do everything in their power to keep any negativity about their corporation in the dark. The NFL was so hell-bent on making money that they did everything and anything to prevent this issue from seeing the light of day. Granted, their effort worked for a while, but karma took place. The NFL finally had its comeuppance and got what it…show more content…
Concussions are dangerous, and is a topic that is finally getting the attention it deserves. The NFL finally paid for what it did; however, an infinite supply of money cannot reverse mental disorders and diseases nor bring anyone back to life. It merely pays for the suffering for the players and their families. The NFL is consistently researching and developing new technology and rules to prevent any further issues, as well as, make the game as safe as possible. Well, as safe as possible for men who run full speed and tackle each other for 60 minutes. The question that arises is how can anyone trust the NFL’s notion of providing a safer environment for players when they spent so long covering up any of their misbehavior? The players in the NFL only play for so long, and their life span is beyond longer than the time spend playing the sport. The effects of concussions, CTE, and the repeated head trauma can be for life. The players know the risk when signing up; nevertheless, the players’ lives and health should not be the scapegoat for a multibillion dollar corporation’s flaws and mistakes. The game of football is temporary; while life is always more than a
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