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Murder, Suicide, And The NFL Plays On

Gordon110 Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 3:11 PM
The decision to take one's life rarely occurs on the spur of the moment. It is something contemplated over a period of time and acted on when there seems no other way out to the individual. Blaming it on concussions and drug abuse that are tied to the sport is a stretch. Whatever motivated Belcher to do what he did, I am sure there were signs there before it happened to anyone who really cared to pay attention. This is a mental health issue, not an indictment of pro football or a gun control issue.

Last weekend, just 24 hours after a tragic murder-suicide committed by one of its own players, the Kansas City Chiefs played their Sunday football on schedule. Back in 1963, just 48 hours after the nation-shaking assassination of President Kennedy, the NFL played its Sunday football games as usual, a decision later deeply regretted by then-commissioner Pete Rozelle. Will last Sunday’s decision be regretted as well?

President Kennedy was pronounced dead on Friday afternoon, November 22nd, 1963. Two days later, less than one hour before the early games were about to start on Sunday, Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged assassin, was shot...