Professional football is the most popular spectator sport in America, which is one reason the Super Bowl is expected to draw 110 million viewers. With its famous athletes, storied franchises and lucrative TV contracts, it's an industry whose future appears limitless.But football has a problem: the specter of mass brain damage among current and former players. So far, the steady trickle of disturbing revelations has had no apparent effect on ticket sales or TV ratings. What it has done, though, is more ominous: It has invited lawsuits. If football falls into decline, it may not be the result of fans...
I don't think this is anything that the NFL will have any serious threat from. At least the NFL can argue that they have always had the best and most reasonable known standards of safety. That NFL protective gear has and continues to evolve in order to correspond to the increasing pool of knowledge. These will be hard standards to overcome regardless of how well known and how tragic the stories of NFL stars. It is like. NASCAR driver suing for getting in a car wreck. But here's the kicker. Her is the NFL's legal trump card. Professional Boxing. This is an accepted industry. Well within societal norms. It has no evolving protections, save that displayed by the industry itself in the form of Harry Reid.
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